Back Issues Advertising Contacts Subscribe Cover Image Read Full Digital Issue Main article Magazine Article REITs in the Public Eye 05/18/2015 Featured Articles Feature West Coast Swing With a mega-merger in the rear-view mirror, Essex Property Trust is building up its portfolio out west. Feature Revisiting REITs and Interest Rates The idea that rising interest rates are always bad for REITs may need another look. Feature Paper Trail For REITs that qualify, commercial paper is a way to reduce borrowing costs. Columns & Departments Articles From the Chair Keeping the Balance Voluminous regulatory filings and extensive coverage by securities analysts and the financial press help make stock exchange-listed REITs the most transparent firms in the world of real estate. 1-on-1 Public Perspective Straight-shooting CEO Don Miller has overseen Piedmont Office Realty Trust’s growth since its listing on the NYSE five years ago. Capital Markets Blackstone’s Michael Nash Reflects on Thoughtful Lending and Expanding Market Share Michael Nash spoke recently with REIT magazine on topics including the state of market fundamentals and the reasons why Blackstone has been selling so much of its real estate lately. Fundamentally Speaking Q&A with Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America I expect the U.S. economy to keep growing at roughly trend rate for the next couple of years. Sector Spotlight Health Care REITs Stay on the Hunt for Senior Housing Spurred on by attractive financing and solid returns, health care REITs continue their aggressive pursuit of senior housing properties. Get To Know Flexibility and Reserves Help Keep MFA Financial Prepared Having survived nearly two decades’ worth of market cycles MFA Financial feel well equipped to navigate through today’s changing mortgage marketplace. Names to Note Names to Note The latest job announcements and industry news from the REIT industry. Final Word Aim Small, Miss Small Many apartment investors, especially big institutions, are making two big mistakes in the way they’ll underwrite investments over the next year.