Commercial Property REIT Easterly Builds on Government’s Preference for Leasing

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA) is confident that the federal government’s preference for leasing properties will support its business strategy for decades to come.

The government’s shift toward leasing has been evident since the 1960’s and is unlikely to change any time soon, according to Easterly President and CEO William Trimble. In an interview with REIT.com, Trimble noted that during the Nixon administration, the federal government owned about 70 percent of its properties and leased 30 percent.

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