Increasing Dividends & Enhancing Holdings - Research Report on W.P. Carey, Colony Financial, Strategic Hotels & Resorts and

  Increasing Dividends & Enhancing Holdings - Research Report on W.P. Carey,
   Colony Financial, Strategic Hotels & Resorts and Summit Hotel Properties

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2013

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting W.P.
Carey Inc. REIT (NYSE: WPC), Colony Financial Inc (NYSE: CLNY), Strategic
Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE: BEE), Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) and
Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

W.P. Carey Inc. REIT Research Report

Carey Watermark Investors, a publicly registered non-traded REIT whose
portfolio is managed by W.P. Carey Inc., recently announced its acquisition of
Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Shadyside. The 132-room hotel is worth
approximately $34.6 million, including $29.9 million purchase price and $4.8
million of planned capital improvements and acquisition-related costs.
According to Michael Medzingian, CEO of Carey Watermark Investors, this
investment provides an opportunity for generating strong cash flow and future
value for investors. Going forward, the company believes that its investment
strategies will continue to provide steady inflows. Furthermore, as a sign of
the benefits and recognition that the company has gained following its
conversion to REIT status and its merger with CPA: 15, W.P. Carey has
increased its quarterly dividend by 24 percent to 82 cents per share, equating
to an annualized rate of $3.28. The Full Research Report on W.P. Carey Inc.
REIT - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/3f93_WPC]

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Colony Financial Inc Research Report

Colony Financial has been gaining constantly since the company crushed
estimates for the fourth quarter, reporting a 22 percent increase in profit on
strong revenue growth. The company's investment strategies like acquiring
single family houses for rent in select major US markets allowed it to earn
interest in more than 7000 homes. Going forward, the company cites many
potential transactions including ones in Europe that will help the company
sustain its strong momentum. Seeing the company's potential, analysts at RBC
Capital boosted their price target to $24 and maintained their Outperform
rating on the stock. The Full Research Report on Colony Financial Inc -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/f36a_CLNY]

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Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc Research Report

One of Strategic Hotels & Resorts' major growth opportunities is from its
acquisition of Essex House Hotel, which brings the company back to the New
York market and allows the company strengthen its operations in the East
Coast. This is part of the company's plans to enhance its portfolio and create
shareholder value. Going forward, the company will focus on maximizing revenue
per available room, non-rooms revenue and profit margins while continuously
looking for opportunities to strengthen its portfolio. The Full Research
Report on Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/e4f4_BEE]

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Research Report

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust increased its first quarter 2013 dividend by
approximately 33 percent to 16 cents per common share of beneficial interest,
payable on April 15, 2013. Looking ahead, the company expects to benefit from
its capital reinvestment and asset management efforts. This includes its
acquisition of the Embassy Suites in San Diego Bay which expands its presence
in the downtown San Diego market. The strong demand for lodging in an area
bustling with leisure activities makes the Embassy Suites an excellent
investment for the company. The Full Research Report on Pebblebrook Hotel
Trust - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/7455_PEB]

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Summit Hotel Properties Inc Research Report

Summit Hotel Properties has closed its previously announced acquisition of a
portfolio of five Louisiana hotels containing a total of 823 rooms with a
total purchase price of $135 million. According to president and CEO Dan
Heusen, this acquisition will allow the company to take advantage of the
business and leisure demand in this market. Going forward, Summit Hotel
Properties expects to benefit from its acquisition of 19 hotels and renovation
of 5 hotels. The company will also seek new acquisitions and investment
opportunities that will strengthen its portfolio and add shareholder value.
The Full Research Report on Summit Hotel Properties Inc - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/fb3a_INN]

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