Tag Archives: Reits

Q&A with David Blitzer from S&P Dow Jones Indices Webinar

In this video clip, David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, addresses questions from the S&P Dow Jones Indices webinar pertaining to REITs and the entire housing sector of the U.S. economy. Questions include: How do housing prices today compare with another period of low inflation / low growth? How will […]

What Next For Housing

We’re approaching the part of the month with a lot of housing data — National Association of Home Builders confidence index on March 18th, housing permits and starts on March 19th, existing home sales from the National Association of Realtors on March 21st and S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices on March 26th. As we move towards […]

S&P Dow Jones Indices Webinar on March 21 – The Importance of REITs: U.S., Canadian and International.”

Join our webinar on March 21st where I will discuss the following topics relating to REITs: • What are REITs? • Evolution of REIT markets in the U.S., Canada & Globally • Investment Characteristics of REITs • Benefits of considering Global Real Estate investments • Growth of REITs and recent performance trends Click here to […]

What’s So Special About Specialty REITs?

With the recent proliferation in specialty real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the U.S., Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services continues to consider how to appropriately evaluate REITs as the definition of “real estate” expands beyond the boundaries of our REIT criteria, which specifically focus on companies that own and operate real estate in the traditional […]

Standard & Poor’s Approach To Rating North American REITs

Standard & Poor’s rates a universe of 70 equity real estate investment trust (REITs) generally concentrated in a variety of sectors. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Vice President of Client Business Management Steven Rosenzweig and Director Beth Campbell discuss our analytical framework for rating these commercial entities. Topics include business risk and financial risk analyses, […]

Singapore REITs Can Withstand Weaker Rental Outlook And Modest Decline In Valuations

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services puts the spotlight on Singapore’s real estate investment trusts (REITs) in this commentary titled “CreditFAQ: Why Singapore REITs Can Survive Their Financial Fitness Test.” Like REITs elsewhere around the globe, the report notes that Singapore REITs, or S-REITs, face a series of possible headwinds. These include declines in rent and […]

North American REITs And Homebuilders: What’s In Store For 2012?

The macroeconomic recovery should continue to benefit North American real estate investment trusts (REITs) and begin to aid battered homebuilders this year. But with uncertain stability in job growth and consumer confidence, how will these sectors shape up? In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Directors Beth Campbell and I explain expectations for REITS […]

Live Webcast and Q&A: Is the U.S. Housing Market Bottoming Out?

Please join our analysts for a live video Webcast and Q&A on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. ET as they discuss the economic factors influencing the U.S. housing market, and what may lie ahead for: U.S. not-for-profit housing, Corporate homebuilders and REITs, and Residential mortgage-backed securities. Please click here to register for the […]

Strong Rental Demand Continues To Bode Well For U.S. Multifamily REITs

It’s hard to imagine how operating conditions could have been better for U.S. multifamily REITs last year. As the housing slump stymied new single-family development due to weak demand, multifamily properties found themselves well occupied, which helped drive solid rent growth. They didn’t just stumble into the sweet spot last year, however. Multifamily REITs began […]

What’s Behind Standard & Poor’s Stable Outlook For U.S. Equity REITs

Standard & Poor’s ratings outlook for the U.S. equity real estate investment trust (REIT) sector is stable. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Commodities, Materials, and Real Estate Ratings Analyst George Skoufis discusses the varied performance of the key subsectors. He also describes recent sector developments, such as rent recovery, high occupancy, and expectations for improved […]

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