BMO Analyst Says Diminishing Interest Rate Concerns Boosted REITs in 2014

BMO’s Paul Adornato keeping close eye on REIT development activity in 2015.

Kite Realty CEO Describes Merger as “Transformational”

Kite Realty’s John Kite says company “loved” Inland Diversified’s real estate, spurring merger.

Morgan Stanley Banker Says Property Values “Healthy”

Morgan Stanley’s Seth Weintrob expects continued M&A activity in retail sector.

Chilton Capital Fund Manager Says REITs Should be Trading at Higher Premiums to NAV

Chilton Capital’s Matt Werner sees deal opportunities in mall, lodging sectors.

Raymond James Banker Sees Fundamentals in Place for REIT Capital Formation

Raymond James’ Vivek Seth expects increased recognition of real estate to boost capital flows.

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Looking to Southeast, Texas Markets for Growth

Bluerock Residential CEO Ramin Kamfar discusses company’s strategy of targeting value-add opportunities.

Matt Wokasch
Green Street Consultant Says New REITs Unlocking Value of Real Estate Assets

Matt Wokasch of Green Street says companies monetizing value of real estate holdings.

Moody’s Analyst Says REITs Using Unsecured Debt to Refinance Portfolios

Moody’s Merrie Frankel discusses increase in REITs pursuing investment-grade ratings.

Spirit Realty Capital CEO Reviews Active Year for Acquisitions

Spirit Realty’s Thomas Nolan sees appeal in sale-leaseback transactions.

Green Street Analyst Says Asset Values at Previous Market Peaks

Green Street’s Andrew McCulloch expects downward pressure on cap rates.

Lisa Sarajian
S&P Credit Analyst: REITs Ready to Absorb Interest Rate Hikes

REITs have built necessary cushion to handle interest rate shocks, S&P’s Sarajian says.

SoTHERLY Hotels CEO Says Last Nine Months Best in Company’s History

SoTHERLY Hotels’ Drew Sims: Company in “the sweet spot.”

Cousins Properties CEO Reviews Strategic Repositioning of Office Portfolio

Cousins Properties’ Larry Gellerstedt says company actively pursuing development agenda.

CubeSmart CEO Says 2014 Capital Raising Funding Acquisitions and Development

CubeSmart’s Christopher Marr says mobile devices now play important role in attracting customers.

Starwood Waypoint Strives for Brand Recognition

Co-CEO Gary Beasley says market response to single-family rental model still evolving.

BAML Banker Reviews REIT Capital Market Activity in 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Jeff Horowitz says market developing high expectations for REITs going public.

Retail Properties of America CEO Expects Increased Retail Strength in 2015

Retail Properties of America’s Steven Grimes expects company to be net seller of assets in 2015.

Broadstone Real Estate CEO Expects Capital Boost in 2015

Broadstone CEO Amy Tait says shareholders want company to remain private.

Bruce Schanzer
Cedar Realty Trust Continues Portfolio Pruning

CEO Bruce Schanzer outlines positive operating environment for retail REITs.

Columbia Property Trust CEO Sees Improvement in National Office Fundamentals

Columbia Property Trust CEO Nelson Mills says portfolio transformation almost complete.