REITs reorient strategies as economic environment shifts

REITs are adjusting their acquisition and disposition plans in response to continued volatility in the market and the expectation of a rising interest-rate environment. In many cases, they are using the proceeds from sales to buy back stock, as “it is just a much better risk-adjusted yield to buy back stock than in buying assets or development,” says Mizuho REITs analyst Haendel St. Juste.

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