Fitch Ratings Inc.

  • Will Millennial Homeownership Impair Multifamily REITs?

    The U.S. homeownership rate increased in 2017 for the first time in 13 years, indicating Millennials may be returning to the single-family market. Fitch Ratings Managing Director Steven Marks delves into the impact of this trend reversal.

    National 21 March 2018 13:37
  • CMBS’s Coming Headwinds

    The CMBS market is well positioned for another stable year, but at this late stage in the current cycle, the market faces a number of challenges.

    National 05 March 2018 08:05
  • 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

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