Case: Urban myth that REITs are sensitive to interest rates

11/18/2013 | TheStreet.com

There is an urban myth that REITs are sensitive to interest rates, says Brad Case, NAREIT's director of research, at REITWorld 2013: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. What really drives returns, he said, is the larger economy and what is happening in the real estate cycle, "which is much longer than the stock market cycle." Metrics REIT investors should be watching include occupancy rates and rent growth.

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