Room for REITs to Grow in Japan

The Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES) seeks to expand the range of investment opportunities available to institutional and individual investors by promoting the sound development of Japan’s real estate securitization market.

Nobuhiro Naito serves as executive managing director of ARES.

Do you think investors in your region/country have accepted REITs as a viable way to invest in real estate?


Apartment REITs Still Have Room to Grow, CEO Says

Ed Pettinella, president and CEO of Home Properties Inc. (NYSE: HME), joined for a CEO Spotlight video interview at NAREIT’s 2015 Washington Leadership Forum.

Pettinella speculated that the apartment market in Washington, D.C., would start to recover in the second half of 2015. He noted that job growth is returning in the area following a period of government spending cuts. Additionally, the supply of apartment units in the region is expected to peak this year.

Ed Pettinella


BMO’s Decker Sees Room for Growth of U.S. REIT Market

Mark Decker Sr., vice chairman 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.

Decker rebuffed the suggestion that the U.S. REIT market is approaching the upper limit of its growth. The universe of REITs in the United States will continue to expand as more sectors are added, according to Decker. He pointed to sectors such as data centers and farmland as examples of how the REIT approach to real estate investment will continue to grow.

Mark Decker Sr.