Federal Realty’s Bethesda Assets are Booming

June 21, 2019 · reit.com

Half a century after it was acquired by Federal Realty Investment Trust(NYSE: FRT), Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda, Maryland, remains a top earner for the REIT, as its prime suburban location and innovative retailing concepts continue to lure shoppers.

A few miles away, Federal Realty’s Bethesda Row, marking its 25th anniversary this year, sits at the heart of a vibrant urban neighborhood poised to benefit from new public transportation infrastructure. 

Office REITs Continue to See Growth Opportunities Across Variety of Markets

June 07, 2019 · reit.com

Office REITs presenting at Nareit’s REITweek: 2019 Investor Conference pointed to continued growth prospects, supported by positive leasing trends across a variety of markets.

Boston Properties, Inc . (NYSE: BXP) is expecting funds from operations (FFO) per share growth of 11% this year versus 2018, with continued growth in 2020 and beyond, CEO Owen Thomas said.

Multifamily REITs Seeing Strong Demand in Core Markets

June 07, 2019 · reit.com

Multifamily REITs continue to benefit from strong demand across most of their core markets, according to CEOs presenting at Nareit’s REITweek: 2019 Investor Conference.

Equity Residential(NYSE: EQR) President and CEO Mark Parrell described demand across all of the company’s markets as “vibrant,” with a portfolio occupancy rate of about 96.7%.

“Demand is actually higher than it was this time last year,” and is likely to accelerate for the next few years, he said.