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Gil Menna on Debt Markets

Goodwin Procter's Gil Menna looks at looming debt maturities, the future of the CMBS market and the importance of FIRPTA.

Ray Milnes on Changing Financial Reporting

Ray Milnes of KPMG discusses the impact of potential changes to financial reporting for REITs.

Keven Lindemann on REITs and Leverage

SNL Financial's Keven Lindemann looks at REITs' use of leverage.

Nordby: Talking TALF and CMBS

Hans Nordby looks at the importance of the TALF program and getting the CMBS market moving.

TALF Sees First Requests for New CMBS Loans
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on November 17 that it had received loan requests totaling $72.2 million for new commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) issuances.
Peter Mitchell Previews Asian REITs in 2010

At REITWorld 2009, APREA CEO Peter Mitchell offers his outlook on the Asian REIT market for 2010.

Philip Charls on State of European REITs

Philip Charls, CEO of the European Public Real Estate Association, looks at the state of REITs in Europe.

Steve Renna of NAREIM on the Banking System

NAREIM President Steve Renna discusses the issues impacting the health of the banking system.

Debate Over Securitization Reform Heats Up in Washington
In a development that could impact the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market, government officials and lawmakers are tightening up their scrutiny of the regulatory system for asset-backed securities (ABS) as part of the ongoing debate in Washington regarding financial market reforms.
Jackson Hsieh of UBS on Government Rescue Programs

Jackson Hsieh looks at why government stimulus programs have not had a dramatic impact on CRE as of yet.

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