• Moody’s Downgrades ARCP Stock to Junk Due to ‘Continued Uncertainty’ at REIT

    One day after American Realty Capital Properties Executive Chairman Nick Schorsch and the company’s other two top executives resigned in the wake of an accounting scandal, the REIT giant suffered another blow as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its credit ratings to junk status because of the “continued uncertainty” from the management shakeup and ongoing investigations and lawsuits.

    National 17 December 2014 15:55
  • Ratings Agencies Review ARCP Accounting Errors; SEC Expected to Investigate

    Shares in American Realty Capital Properties continued dropping Thursday, one day after the REIT admitted there were accounting errors that were intentionally covered up in its recent financial statements leading to the resignation of two top executives, reviews by two ratings agencies and a possible investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    National 30 October 2014 20:43
  • CRE Bulls Will Continue

    By Ken Riggs, President & CEO, RERC: According to public opinion polls, most Americans have never seen the world so chaotic. Despite these risks, U.S. consumers keep spending and investors keep investing.

    National 17 September 2014 18:40
  • Demand for U.S. Logistics RE Faces Lack of Available Top-Tier Industrial Space

    By Alice Chung, Analyst, CRE Finance, Moodys: Industrial market fundamentals in the U.S. are in solid recovery mode, driven by an improving housing market and continued growth in e-commerce sales.

    National 04 June 2014 17:17
  • Retail REITs – Improving Fundamentals Support Stable Credit Outlook for Sector

    By Merrie Frankel, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service: Real estate fundamentals for retail properties continued to improve this year, with occupancy, leasing spreads and renewals all rising, which bodes well for the credit ratings of retail REITs.

    National 04 December 2013 18:07
  • Rebirth of Lodging Industry

    By Maria Maslovsky, Assistant Vice President & Analyst, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Moody’s Investors Service: The lodging industry continues to do well, with new supply growth still below 1 percent, although more pronounced in some markets, such as New York.

    National 02 October 2013 20:30
  • Moody’s: U.S. Housing Recovery to Be Credit Positive

    A new compendium report from Moody’s Investors Service predicts that the impact of the U.S. housing market recovery across fixed-income sectors will be predominantly credit positive.

    National 07 August 2013 20:20

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