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

Merrie Frankel, vice president and senior credit officer at Moody’s Investors Service, joined for a video interview at REITWorld 2014: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Frankel offered insights into the increasing number of REITs that are obtaining investment-grade credit ratings. She emphasized that liquidity in the market is an important factor.

“It’s access to the public debt market. It’s the ability to finance your assets, your growth, your company with the best instrument at the best spreads,” she said.


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