News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 5/19/2014

    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.

  • 5/15/2014

    Derivatives Specialist Says REITs Adapting to Fed's Tapering

    Luke Zubrod

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

  • 5/8/2014

    Fundamentally Speaking: Encouraging Signs in Apartment, Office Sectors

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

  • 5/1/2014

    Practitioners See Long-Term Benefits from FINRA Proposals for PNLRs

    Large amount of untapped investor demand expected to fuel growth.

  • 4/30/2014

    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.

  • 4/28/2014

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

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

  • 4/24/2014

    REIT General Counsels Studying Communication with Boards

    Brad Molotsky

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

  • 4/24/2014

    Lawyer: Proposed Partnership Debt Regs Could Have Major Impact

    Andrea Whiteway

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

  • 4/24/2014

    Greenberg Traurig Lawyer Discusses Legislative Proposals

    Sandy Presant

    Sandy Presant sees elimination of like-kind exchanges as detrimental to economic growth.

  • 4/22/2014

    Low Economic Volatility Bodes well for the Canadian Real Estate Market

    REALpac’s Nancy Anderson discusses the state of the Canadian real estate market.