Frank Burt
Changing Role of REIT General Counsels

Frank Burt of Boston Properties discusses key compliance challenges.

Ken Betts
PNLR Liquidity Events Changing, Lawyer Says

Ken Betts of Locke Lorde LLP says PNRLs looking to make liquidity events more effective.

EY Partner: Slow Progress Toward Global Convergence on Accounting Standards

EY’s Serena Wolfe expects SEC to adopt a more targeted approach on convergence.

Valuation Differences Could Mean More REIT Deals, Lawyer Says

Morrison & Foerster’s David Slotkin says smaller REITs could see cost of capital rise.

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT CEO: PNLRs Evolving Ahead of FINRA Rules

Griffin Capital’s Kevin Shields sees potential for DOL fiduciary rule to shut out smaller investors.

Audit Specialist Views Fair Value Accounting as Major Change in Financial Reporting

Grant Thornton’s Greg Ross says REIT investment outlook is positive for next few years.

Deloitte Analyst Says Chinese Interest in U.S. Real Estate Remains Firm

Deloitte’s Bob O’Brien still sees hurdles in developing China’s REIT market.

Mark Van Deusen
Lawyer: Portfolio Discounts Holding Back REIT IPOs

Mark Van Deusen of Hunton & Williams picks FIRPTA reform as a key issue for industry.

Data Center REIT Executive Says Rise of Cyber Attacks Globally a Major Concern

QTS Realty’s Kurt Manske says company at front line of war on cyber terror.

Kerry Vandel
Professor Says Retirees, Millennials and Immigrants Changing Real Estate Industry

Kerry Vandel of the University of California-Irvine cites changes in technology as having a major impact on real estate business.

Acquisitions Analyst Sees Increased Regulation for Real Estate Deals

Allocation Advisors’ Scott MacComb says number of distressed real estate sellers on the market has fallen.

REIT Insurance Experts Outline Changes to NAREIT D&O Insurance Program

Coverage enhancements to program are effective immediately.

STORE Capital CEO Says REIT Focusing on Profits at Asset Level

STORE Capital’s Chris Volk sees potential for continued growth in net lease REIT sector.

Green Street Analyst Says Value of Real Estate Key to REIT Valuations

Green Street’s Lukas Hartwich says leverage of 30 percent or below is optimal.

REIT Governance Specialist Says Succession Planning Should Include All Senior Management

Venable’s Jim Hanks sees more REIT M&A on the horizon.

QTS General Counsel Says REIT Lawyers More Integrated in Businesses

QTS Realty Trust’s Shirley Goza predicts “pushback” if Dodd-Frank clawback provisions broadened.

Deloitte Partner Discusses Impact of FASB Rules on REITs

Deloitte’s Chris Dubrowski says FASB guidance on partial sales important for real estate.

GGP Tax Executive says Retention of Capital Critical in REIT Partnership Issues

GGP’s Kate Courtis highlights challenges faced by REITs involved with real estate funds.

Real Estate Lawyer Sees Continuing Capital Flows into Public Non-Listed REITs

Proskauer Rose’s Peter Fass says PNLR investment in 2015 may top last year’s levels.

Kimber Bascom
KPMG Partner Expects Leasing to Continue After Implementing New Reporting Standard

KPMG’s Kimber Bascom says lessees could ask for extra flexibility.