08/23/2013 | By Allen Kenney
John Langer, manager of the REIT group at SunTrust Banks, joined REIT.com's Allen Kenney in the latest edition of the NAREIT Podcast to discuss the latest developments in the REIT capital markets.
Langer offered his thoughts on the effect that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's hints about tapering off quantitative easing could have on REITs' cost of capital.
"Indications that the Fed intends to raise interest rates have affected share prices in that they heighten the appeal of certain alternative income investments," he said. "But rates remain historically low, and REIT yields remain favorable in terms of dividends and return of capital."