MAA CEO Says Fundamentals Holding Up for Multifamily REIT

Eric Bolton, chairman and CEO of MAA (NYSE: MAA), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2016: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge.

MAA is an Equity REIT that acquires, develops, redevelops and manages of multifamily homes throughout the Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States.

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Industrial Real Estate Fundamentals “Never Been Better,” First Industrial Says

Bruce Duncan, president and CEO of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

First Industrial owns and operates industrial real estate for multinational corporations and regional customers in major markets across North America.

Duncan discussed the firm’s current development pipeline and the outlook for leasing.

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Real Estate Fundamentals Look Solid, Says REIT Analyst

Paul Adornato, managing director at BMO Capital Markets, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Adornato said most real estate sectors are “looking pretty good” for the second half of the year: Although November’s general election is a “wild card,” the economy remains on a slow-growth track, which is positive for REITs.

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TIER REIT Says Fundamentals “Very Strong” in Core Markets

Scott Fordham, president and CEO of TIER REIT (NYSE: TIER), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Dallas-based TIER REIT operates a portfolio of office properties in select markets that lead the nation in both population and office-using employment growth.

Fordham said fundamentals remain “very strong” in TIER REIT’s core markets of Austin, Texas; Dallas; Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Denver.

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REITs Dip in April; Fundamentals Remain Firm

REITs dipped slightly in April, but the industry continued to outpace the broader market on a year-to-date basis.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index fell 1.7 percent in April, while the S&P 500 Index added 0.4 percent. Through the end of April, the total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index were 4.1 percent, while the S&P 500 Index was 1.7 percent higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was 0.5 percent lower during the first four months of the year.

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Canadian Real Estate Fundamentals “Pretty Strong,” REALpac CFO says

Nancy Anderson, CFO and vice president of the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac), joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWise 2016: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

REALpac represents Canada’s owners and managers of investment real estate. Anderson offered an overview of the health of Canada’s real estate investment market. Overall, real estate fundamentals are “pretty strong” in most regions, Anderson said.

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REITs Hold Steady in February; Fundamentals Positive

REITs fell back slightly in February, but fundamentals in the sector remain on a solid footing, according to analysts.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index fell 0.3 percent in February, while the S&P 500 Index lost 0.1 percent. For the year to March 1, the total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index dropped 1.3 percent, while the S&P 500 Index fell 2.8 percent.

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REITs Hold Steady in February; Fundamentals Positive

REITs fell back slightly in February, but fundamentals in the sector remain on a solid footing, according to analysts.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index fell 0.3 percent in February, while the S&P 500 Index lost 0.1 percent. For the year to March 1, the total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index dropped 1.3 percent, while the S&P 500 Index fell 2.8 percent.

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