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  • How the ‘Amazon Factor’ Cascades to Mall REITs

    As pressure on the retail sector continues to mount, it's worth discussing how Amazon's increasing market share could impact traditional retailers, argues Fitch Ratings Head of U.S. REITs Steven Marks.

    National 15 November 2017 15:06
  • US Equity REITs Keep Development Exposure in Check

    REITs continue to maintain the discipline they've exhibited throughout this post-crisis cycle, with several sectors' growth in tenant demand keeping pace with the development pipeline, observes Steven Marks, Fitch Ratings' Head of U.S. REITs.

    National 20 September 2017 15:12
  • Fitch: More U.S. Lodging Consolidation Is Expected

    The growing power of industry leaders will drive more lodging consolidation, with Hyatt and La Quinta as desirable targets, per the rating agency’s most recent report on hospitality. Such growth strategies are also a way to balance the competitive environment disrupted by alternative accommodation operators.

    New York 19 September 2017 16:40
  • Institutional Update: New Life

    Life insurance companies, long active in commercial real estate investment, have been stepping up their involvement.

    National 08 September 2017 10:28
  • Elevated Equity REIT Bank Borrowing Bears Close Watch

    While not a new phenomenon, U.S. equity REITs' exposure could constrain corporate credit quality in some cases if bank borrowing continues at this elevated level, warns Fitch Ratings Head of U.S. REITs Steven Marks.

    National 19 July 2017 17:24
  • Experiential Retailing Is Transforming the Use of CRE

    Realizing the value in offering customers experiences, retailers are capturing sales through experiential retailing and e-commerce, using data as a means to select the most relevant locations for shopping and distribution facilities, says Christopher Pappas, director at Fitch Ratings.

    National 13 July 2017 18:01
  • Economy Watch: Fitch Report Optimistic About CRE

    In its first annual U.S. Equity REITs Handbook, Fitch predicts continued positive property-level fundamentals across most asset classes in 2017. Industrial REITs and office REITs with properties in technology-focused markets should perform particularly well.

    National 06 June 2017 13:34

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