Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> July 17, 2013

A Cautious Outlook on Health Care REITs in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Okusanya, Omotayo
Omotayo Okusanya is a Managing Director in the equity research department at Jefferies & Company, Inc., and Senior Analyst responsible for coverage of real estate investment trusts — REITs. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Okusanya was employed at UBS Securities LLC for seven years and was the lead analyst responsible for coverage of health care, biotech, self-storage and data center REITs. Prior to UBS, he worked in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. Mr. Okusanya graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and has a B.S. in accounting and computer science — summa cum laude — from Rutgers University. He is also a CFA charterholder and a certified public accountant — CPA. His research has been recognized in annual analyst rankings published by The Wall Street Journal in 2008 as well as Forbes magazine in 2009 and 2010. Profile
TWST: Your coverage includes companies focused on several different property types. How are the health care REITs faring compared to the others, from a stock performance, valuation and investor