Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Credit Quality (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Credit Quality (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Jun. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract]    
Real estate securities acquired with credit quality deterioration, face amount $ 186,186 $ 729,895
Real estate securities acquired with credit quality deterioration, carrying value $ 144,836 $ 483,680