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  • 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
  • Steady as She Goes for U.S. Equity REITs in 2017

    By Steven Marks, Head of U.S. REITs, Fitch Ratings: Why we can expect a stable year ahead for the REIT market.

    National 18 January 2017 18:52
  • Feature: Loan Changes in U.S. CMBS

    By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor: What does an increase in dropped loans from new U.S. CMBS pre-securitization mean for the rating agencies' review process in 2016?

    National 16 December 2015 18:35

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