Simon Sustainability Executive Stresses Importance of Properly Explaining Green Leases

Simon’s Mona Benisi sees growing emphasis on materiality in sustainability reporting.

Cliff Majersik
Advocate Says REITs Can Be Leaders in Real Estate Sustainability

Cliff Majersik of the Institute for Market Transformation says “split incentives problem” one of biggest impediments to green building.

REIT Sustainability Executive Sees Progress in Data Collection Methods

John Forester of REIT Management & Research says tenants seeking more energy and water data.

Energy Efficiency Specialist Says REITs “Ripe” for Lowering Carbon Emissions

Joshua Kagan expects sharp increase in   energy efficiency transactions in coming years.

GRESB Seeing Increased Interest in Green Bonds from Institutional Investors

GRESB’s Nils Kok says REITs “at the forefront” of green bond issuance.

Vornado Executive Says Link Between Buildings and Tenant Health Attracting Attention

Vornado’s Sukanya Paciorek sees benefits to corporate competition in sustainability.

Reducing Energy Consumption Challenging for Data Center REITs, Sustainability Executive Says

Digital Realty’s Aaron Binkley says real estate industry can promote utility grid stability.

Real Estate Sustainability a "Serious Topic" for Major Investors, Consultant Says

RealFoundations’ David Stanford sees socially responsible investors as “significantly underinvested in real estate.”

Quick Study: REITs Post Above-Average Historical Returns in 2014

NAREIT’s Brad Case says investors should pay attention to supply conditions in 2015.

Investors Real Estate Trust CEO Says Bakken Oil Field Boosting Growth

Investors Real Estate Trust’s Timothy Mihalik sees sound fundamentals throughout Midwest.

Senior Housing Properties Trust CEO Sees Broad Benefits from Demographic Trends

Senior Housing Properties Trust’s David Hegarty says balance sheet in “excellent position.”

Armada Hoffler CEO Reports Strong Leasing Across Portfolio

Armada Hoffler’s Louis Haddad says development pipeline at historically high level.

CEO Says American Assets Trust Focusing on Development

American Assets Trust’s John Chamberlain sees acquisitions as overly expensive.

Hospitality Properties Trust Renovation Program Benefitting Portfolio, CEO Says

Hospitality Properties Trust’s John Murray says muted supply remains key to company’s growth.

Prudential Real Estate Portfolio Manager Sees Opportunities in Office, Hotel Sectors

Prudential’s Rick Romano says REITs should choose development rather than acquisitions.

Neuberger Berman Fund Manager Says Higher Interest Rates Should be Good Sign for REITs

Neuberger Berman’s Steve Shigekawa watching investor demand in private market.

Eaton Vance Fund Manager Paying Increased Attention to Accounting Checks and Balances

Eaton Vance’s J. Scott Craig says REIT leverage levels drifting slightly higher.

Ettore Santucci
Goodwin Procter Lawyer Sees Heavy Cross-Border Investment in U.S. Real Estate

Goodwin Procter’s Ettore Santucci skeptical about REIT IPO increase in 2015.

INVESCO Fund Manager highlights broader acceptance of REIT investment

INVESCO’s Paul Curbo says REITs face challenges in acquisition market.

Steven Marks
Fitch Analyst Says Stock Buybacks at Low Level Among REITs

Steven Marks of Fitch Ratings says REITs buying back stock “not as accretive” in current market.