Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 13, 2001

Outlook For Reits: Steve Sakwa – Merrill Lynch Global Securities

STEVE T. SAKWA joined Merrill Lynch in January 1996 and is a Senior Analyst in the Global Securities Research and Economic Group. He covers the REIT industry and is responsible for the research effort on more than 65 companies in the sector. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Sakwa co-covered REITs at Morgan Stanley from 1993-1996. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Profile
TWST: Steve, let's start with the approach that you at Merrill Lynch

take to investing in real estate investment trusts.

Mr. Sakwa: We obviously look at a lot of different things. Number