Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 10, 2018

Rising Rate Environment a Short-Term Concern and a Long-Term Positive for REITs

Benda, John R.
John R. Benda is a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering REITs for National Securities Corporation, with a focus on the multifamily rental REIT sector. Previously, Mr. Benda was at Susquehanna International Group where he covered homebuilders, mortgage insurers and single-family rental REITs. Mr. Benda also worked in corporate finance at K. Hovnanian Enterprises, a national homebuilder, and began his career in middle-market commercial lending at TD Bank. He earned his BBA in finance from The George Washington University and is a 2019 CFA Level III candidate. Profile
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TWST: How would you describe current investor sentiment on the REIT space, and what is influencing that?

Mr. Benda: I think right now,