BMO Analyst Says Diminishing Interest Rate Concerns Boosted REITs in 2014

Paul Adornato, managing director with BMO Capital Markets, joined for a video interview at REITWorld 2014: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

According to Adornato, the big story for REITs during 2014 was their “tremendous performance” compared with the overall market. Although concerns about interest rate increases did impact REITs earlier in the year, REITs “sailed away” once investors determined that those increases were not imminent, he said.


CMBS Market Boosted By Positive Fundamentals as 2014 Comes to Close

The commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) market is expected to end 2014 on solid footing, with loan delinquency rates falling and new issuance likely to surpass last year’s level, according to market observers.

The CMBS delinquency rate fell to 5.8 percent in November, its lowest level in five years, Trepp, LLC reported. As of Dec. 1, delinquencies have fallen 163 basis points, down from 7.4 percent in December 2013, according to Trepp.