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  • US REITs Benefit From Prolonged Recovery

    Steven Marks, Fitch Ratings' head of U.S. REITs, shares the firm's 2018 outlook for the sector, including which property types should fare best this year.

    National 17 January 2018 18:00
  • NH Hotel Group Lands $3B Merger Bid

    The Madrid-based hospitality company is in receipt of an offer from Barceló Hotel Group, which proposes to acquire its rival, along with a portfolio of 400 properties across Europe, the Americas and Africa.

    International 28 November 2017 13:14
  • 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

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