Amidst financial-sector turmoil, REITs face fewer worries

09/16/2008 | Commercial Property Executive

While regulators shore up the credit markets, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy may produce buying opportunities for REITs, according to NAREIT Vice President of Research and Industry Information Brad Case. According to Case, the REIT industry on average maintains about 40% leverage. At that level, if credit is available, REITs can borrow. If credit is not available, they can issue stock and raise equity.

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