Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 11, 2017
REIT Sector Performance Being Weighed Down by Retail
Ki Bin Kim is a Managing Director covering U.S. REITs at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. His REIT industry experience spans nearly 12 years, most recently as KBW's head of REITs. Prior to KBW, he co-covered the REIT space at Macquarie Capital. Additionally, Mr. Kim brings a unique buy-side background from his several years of experience as a REIT research analyst at JPMorgan Asset Management. Profile
Michael Lewis, CFA, is a Director and Co-Lead REIT Analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Previously, he was a vice president and key contributor to the REIT research effort at Barclays. Mr. Lewis’ sellside REIT research experience also includes a stint at Bear Stearns/JPMorgan. He began his career at Prudential Real Estate Investors, where he supported a series of commercial real estate commingled funds and separate accounts, first in an investment research capacity and later as an analyst on the Global Merchant Banking team. Mr. Lewis earned a BBA with a double major in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Please start with a snapshot of your REIT coverage and anything different about your approach.
Mr. Lewis: Ki Bin and I, between the two of us, cover close to