Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> February 8, 2010
A Negative Outlook On Equity Reits – Steven R. Marks – Fitch Ratings
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: Fairly recently your group released its outlook for the U.S. equity REIT sector for 2010 partly entitled "Back to Basics." What do you mean by that?