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Green Bonds Popular With Investors, According to REIT Executives

Mark Peternell and Mike Mas of retail REIT Regency Centers (NYSE: REG), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s 2015 Leader in the Light Working Forum in Reston, Va.

Peternell, the company’s vice president of sustainability, said going green can serve as a “competitive differentiator” for REITs. Regency Centers started $240 million worth of development and redevelopment projects in 2014.

Mark Peternell and Mike Mas

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Delinquent CMBS Loans Continue to Decline

With mountains of real estate debt coming due in the next three years, borrowers appear to be taking advantage of favorable market conditions to prepay loans tied to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).

The CMBS delinquency rate, which includes loans that are 30 days or more past due, fell to 5.66 percent in January, compared with 7.25 percent a year earlier, according to commercial real estate consulting firm Trepp LLC. It marked the 18th monthly decline in the past 20 months.

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HCP Executive says REIT Expects More Solar Energy Projects in 2015

Tom Klaritch, executive vice president of medical office properties at HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s 2015 Leader in the Light Working Forum in Reston, Va.

HCP is a fully integrated REIT serving the health care industry. It was the first health care REIT selected to the S&P 500 Index. Klaritch outlined a number of sustainability initiatives now underway at HCP.

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