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  • Nareit Developments blog
    3/30/2015

    NAREIT Joins Group in Commenting on Approach for Credit Risk

    NAREIT joined The Real Estate Roundtable, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) last week in submitting comments to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BIS) in response to its recent consultation document proposing revisions to the standardised approach for credit risk. The consultation document covers a new framework for assigning risk weights to bank credit exposures, including those related to commercial real estate.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    3/30/2015

    NAREIT Investor Outreach Team Active in March

    In March, NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team met with a diverse group of 59 global investment organizations controlling more than $5.5 trillion in institutional investment assets. The meetings were held with organizations across all targeted investment cohorts, including 16 with U.S. and Latin American pension and endowment plans; two with investment consultants; 20 with investment managers; and 21 with organizations and associations active in supporting the global pension and retirement industry. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    3/30/2015

    REITs in the Community: Cousin Properties in Georgia

    During a meeting in Atlanta, Cousin Properties President & CEO Larry Gellerstedt, left, visited briefly with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and updated the senator on Cousins' current activities in Georgia.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/3/2015

    Job Growth Stumbled in March

    Two steps forward, they say, but one step back. In the case of the job market, March was one very big step back. Total nonfarm payrolls increased just 126,000, less than half the average pace over the past six months. There was one bit of positive news in an otherwise disappointing report, however, as average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT Attends TEXPERS Annual Conference

    NAREIT's Investor Outreach team participated in the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) annual conference in Austin, Texas. The TEXPERS membership includes 71 pension and retirement systems representing approximately $89 billion in assets. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Proposal

    NAREIT submitted testimony last week to the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on Finance opposing a proposal directing two state agencies to prepare a study of REIT activities in the state (S.B. 118, S.D. 1, H.D. 1).
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT Participates in PREA Spring Conference

    NAREIT participated in the 2015 Spring Conference of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), in Washington, D.C. PREA corporate members focus primarily on institutional real estate investment through private markets. The conference attracted more than 800 attendees representing pension funds, as well as their investment consultants and real estate fund managers.

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