Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> June 8, 2012

Multifamily and CBD Office Reap Most Benefits Among REITs

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: Please start with an overview of your coverage of the REIT universe.

Mr. Marks: Here in New York, we cover 39 REITs, all domiciled in the U.S., covering all of the major property