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  • 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
  • REITs in an Era of Strong Policy Headwinds

    The new administration hopes to accelerate U.S. economic growth by focusing on infrastructure spending and tax reform. But the more restrictive trade and immigration policies could present some challenges for equity REITs, explains Fitch Ratings Senior Director Stephen Boyd.

    National 17 May 2017 18:36
  • Don’t Expect REIT Mergers to Mimic Regency-Equity One

    By Steven Marks, Head of U.S. REITs, Fitch Ratings: A closer look at the largest U.S. REIT-to-REIT transaction in recent memory reveals a rather unusual set of circumstances that precipitated it.

    National 15 March 2017 14:39

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