2/21/2013

Equity REITs for the most part avoided the general rush to issue special dividends at the end of last year in anticipation of tax increases, writes Reinor Bazarewski of Fitch Ratings. This will benefit bondholders in the long run, Bazarewski writes. "Fitch expects REITs to continue maintaining prudent financial policies and mostly conservative views on leverage over the near-term."

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