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(Update 21Oct09) Baird analyst downgraded BEE. The stock dropped quite a bit. Also, I found the web site of Vector Group Ltd here. Vector Group bought a 7.1% stake in BEE on July 8 (SEC filing here). Note the owners of BEE includes Bill Gates (via. his Cascade Investment). A Hotel REIT list.

(Original) Ticker symbol (NYSE:BEE), other hotel REITs for comparison: DRH, LHO.

Company web site. Note Bill Gates private investment fund bought a 5.6% stake on Oct. 2008 (Reuters; Seekingalpha).

National Real Estate Investor/Matt Valley: No Respite for Hoteliers
The epic downturn in hotel fundamentals is forecast to slow, but not before inflicting widespread pain.

CEO Lawrence Geller blog ( a bit old)

Other recent developments

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