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December 19, 2012
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  • Global covered-bond market is expected to gather pace
    This year is the first in the euro's history that covered-bond issuance by non-eurozone countries topped that by eurozone nations, and the trend is likely to continue, bankers say. Covered bonds might also get a lift elsewhere from legal frameworks, including in South Korea, Panama, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and possibly the U.S. Reuters/International Financing Review (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hegarty: Demographics favor medical office properties
    Senior Housing Properties Trust's emphasis on "private-pay" customers dovetails well with the market's direction, said David Hegarty, president and COO of Senior Housing Properties Trust, at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. The REIT's portfolio consists of two-thirds senior living assets and one-third medical office buildings. "The demographics continue to be the wind at our backs for the next several years. The fact that there is very limited new development in either space should benefit. We expect that demand will exceed supply for the next several years." REIT.com (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Butcher: Lower energy costs are aiding industrial market
    An improved energy market in the U.S. is bringing the cost of manufacturing down, said Ben Butcher, chairman, president and CEO of STAG Industrial, at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. In general, industrial is performing well, he also said. "We have seen persistent recovery for the last couple of years," he said. "We've seen on a same store portfolio very good leasing activity and just good economic activity." REIT.com (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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