Average Credit Rating for Large REITs Likely to Increase

Mark Streeter, managing director and head of REIT credit research at J.P. Morgan Chase, participated in a video interview at Nareit’s REITwise: 2019 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in San Antonio.

Streeter was on a panel at REITwise focused on real estate capital markets, which he noted are in “good shape” for REITs this year. He also said that while studies show a correlation between low leverage and REIT stock performance, he believes the sweet spot for leverage is in the 20 percent to 35 percent range.

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