Urstadt Biddle Remains Focused on Metropolitan New York Grocery-Anchored Centers

Urstadt Biddle Remains Focused on Metropolitan New York Grocery-Anchored Centers

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Willing Biddle, president and CEO of Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBA), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference in New York.

Biddle highlighted the company’s strategy to focus on grocery-anchored shopping centers around New York City. Urstadt Biddle’s portfolio also includes smaller retail infill properties and shopping centers located next to regional malls.

Published at Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:18:15 +0000

American Campus Communities Signs Letter of Intent to Provide Housing for Disney College Program

American Campus Communities Signs Letter of Intent to Provide Housing for Disney College Program

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Bill Bayless, CEO of American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) participated in a video interview at Nareit’s REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference in New York.

Bayless highlighted the strong global and domestic investor interest in the student housing sector. Even in the face of rising interest rates, cap rates have compressed, he noted.

“The environment out there, to be able to recycle capital and sell into the institutional demand, is as high as it’s ever been for us,” Bayless said.

Published at Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:50:48 +0000

Weingarten Realty Investors Focuses on Tenant Diversification and Quality of Location

Weingarten Realty Investors Focuses on Tenant Diversification and Quality of Location

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Drew Alexander, president and CEO of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference in New York.

In the current climate of retail uncertainty, Alexander noted that Weingarten “prides itself on having the most diversified top tenant list in the space.”

Published at Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:02:20 +0000

Experiential Properties Essential to EPR Properties’ Portfolio

Experiential Properties Essential to EPR Properties’ Portfolio

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The mix of properties owned by EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) may seem a bit quirky on the surface: not many REITs invest in schools, movie theatres, Top Golf sites and ski resorts. But to EPR’s President and CEO Greg Silvers, it makes perfect sense.

“We think of it as almost ‘social infrastructure’ for people to create experiences with their friends, family and colleagues as well as places to get an education,” says Silvers.

Published at Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:38:13 +0000

80 REITs Represented at 2nd Annual REIT Investor Relations Symposium

80 REITs Represented at 2nd Annual REIT Investor Relations Symposium

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Nareit and the NYSE hosted the 2nd Annual REIT Investor Relations Symposium on Monday, June 4, 2018 in conjunction with Nareit’s REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference. More than 100 REIT investor relations professionals were in attendance, representing 80 REITs. Attendees heard from industry experts during three panel discussions that focused on a range of topics, including: market structure and trading; corporate governance; activism; MifID II; ESG; and investor outreach.

Published at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:28:02 +0000

116 REITs Presented at Nareit's REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference

116 REITs Presented at Nareit's REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference

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Nareit’s REITweek is always an important industry event providing a key touchpoint between REITs and their investors near the midway point of each year. This year was no exception.

Last week, 2,800 members of the REIT community convened at the New York Hilton Midtown for Nareit’s REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference. Among those in attendance were more than 750 investors.

Published at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:52:07 +0000

Tom Baltimore, Steve Wechsler Speak at Dividends Through Diversity Reception

Tom Baltimore, Steve Wechsler Speak at Dividends Through Diversity Reception

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A Dividends Through Diversity (DTD) reception took place during REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference, sponsored by Ferguson Partners. Nareit’s President and CEO Steve Wechsler kicked off the event by outlining the goals behind Nareit’s DTD initiative, which was launched at REITweek 2017. The Dividends Through Diversity initiative was created to promote the recruitment, inclusion and advancement of women in REITs and the broader commercial real estate industry.

Published at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:18:42 +0000

REITweek 2018: Lodging REITs See Tailwinds from Improving Economy, Higher Corporate Profits

REITweek 2018: Lodging REITs See Tailwinds from Improving Economy, Higher Corporate Profits

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An improving economy, higher corporate profits, steady inflation and low unemployment are creating tailwinds for the lodging REIT sector. However, higher labor costs due to current immigration policies could create headwinds, according to executives speaking at Nareit’s REITweek 2018: Investor Conference.

Published at Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:06:34 +0000