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Sustainability Data Comes of Age

Data collection increasingly important as reporting standards emerge.

Michael Hudgins
Effect of Rate Shifts on REITs Should be Muted, J.P. Morgan Strategist Says

Michael Hudgins of J.P. Morgan Asset Management says single-family REITs have "surprised to the upside" so far, although questions remain.

REIT Governance: The Capital of Transparency

REITs are getting good grades for their corporate governance, and companies are using strong ratings to their advantage versus competitors. Observers say even more can be done across the industry.

Luke Zubrod
Derivatives Specialist Says REITs Adapting to Fed's Tapering

Luke Zubrod of Chatham Financial on the biggest risks and opportunities for REITs in the current derivatives marketplace.

Fundamentally Speaking: Encouraging Signs in Apartment, Office Sectors

NAREIT’s Calvin Schnure says improving vacancy rates in first quarter are promising.
 

Practitioners See Long-Term Benefits from FINRA Proposals for PNLRs

Large amount of untapped investor demand expected to fuel growth.

Post Properties Tax Director Highlights Importance of Documentation

Post Properties senior vice president for taxation Kate Mason focuses on need to provide auditors with relevant information.

Compensia Analyst Says REITs Should Know Vulnerabilities in Say-on-Pay Vote

Compensia’s Mark Borges recommends planning ahead for possible contingencies.

Brad Molotsky
REIT General Counsels Studying Communication with Boards

Brandywine general counsel Brad Molotsky says REITs working on improving communications architecture.

Andrea Whiteway
Lawyer: Proposed Partnership Debt Regs Could Have Major Impact

McDermott, Will & Emery LLP’s Andrea Whiteway says partnerships will need to re-evaluate agreements.

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