Health Care REIT NHI Finding Value in Midwest

Eric Mendelsohn, president and CEO of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

NHI’s portfolio includes independent, assisted and memory care communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and specialty hospitals.

Mendelsohn described the senior housing cycle as “bifurcated.” Investors appear to be avoiding skilled nursing, he said, so cap rates are rising quickly in response.

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Hotel REIT SoTHERLY Looking Inward to Create Value

Drew Sims, chairman and CEO of SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHO), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

SoTHERLY focuses on the acquisition, renovation and repositioning of upscale full-service hotels in the southern United States. Most of the company’s properties operate under the Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts brands.

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Multifamily Sector Offers Most Value to Investors Real Estate Trust, CEO Says

Tim Mihalick, president and CEO of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

The company announced earlier this month that it would exit the health care and industrial markets in order to become a pure-play multifamily REIT based in the Midwest.  In 2015, it disposed of its office and retail assets.

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FelCor Lodging Looking to Create Value from Sales

Richard Smith, president and CEO of FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCH), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2015: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Wynn Las Vegas.

In September, FelCor sold the final hotel in its disposition program. Since that time, the company has said it would make opportunistic asset sales. Smith explained the strategy.

“It’s really to create capacity as we move through the cycle and open up the use of proceeds for things that will be higher yielding,” he said.

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