Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> November 6, 2015

REITs Face Credit Headwinds

Marks, Steven R.
Steven R. Marks is a Managing Director in Fitch Ratings’ corporates group. His primary areas of expertise are real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies. Mr. Marks was previously a Managing Director at Bear Stearns' real estate investment banking group, where he worked for more than eight years, primarily executing public equity, debt and preferred stock offerings, and mergers and acquisitions in the REIT sector. He began his career at KPMG LLP, where he worked in the audit division focusing on real estate and financial institution clients. Mr. Marks earned a B.S. in accounting, magna cum laude, from The University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Profile
TWST: To start, what's your overall sentiment or outlook on the REIT space today and why?

Mr. Marks: The best way to answer that is to go back to our outlook