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REIT School: Analyst Training In Real Estate Investment Trusts
The Gleacher Center
Produced by the Knowledge Center, expert training from S&P Global Market Intelligence
REIT School™: Analyst Training in Real Estate Investment Trusts will give you a comprehensive introduction to the sector through lectures, group discussions and case studies led by a diverse slate of active practitioners, with a unique opportunity to network with attendees from across the spectrum of REITs and REIT finance.
What you'll gain: • A comprehensive picture of the REIT sector and an understanding of a company's position within it. • An enhanced ability to communicate with professionals working on Wall Street or within REITs. • An introduction to proven methodologies for evaluating REITs as targets, investments or competitors. • An understanding of options for accessing capital and their effects on the balance sheet. • Improved analysis and forecasting techniques through an understanding of the impact of leverage levels, re-equitization and transactions at both the property and corporate levels. • Knowledge of the multiple approaches to valuation in the sector.
Topics include: • Real estate market cycles, the state of the sector and the competitive and strategic issues going forward • The sources of financial data necessary for evaluating a REIT’s economic health and risk-return profile • How fixed income analysts look at REITs and the qualitative factors, quantitative measures and benchmarks underlying REIT credit analysis • Strategies for accessing the capital markets and managing capital • Methods of evaluating acquisitions and dispositions at the property and corporate levels Issues surrounding REIT M&A • Methodologies for valuing companies and structuring deals
Prerequisites: • This program presumes familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance concepts as well as a basic understanding of the REIT financial structure. Prior to the program, participants will receive materials for the Investing in REITs case study as well as suggested reading for those new to the sector.
Learn how to access individual company data on Market Intelligence Web, including standardized financial data, property information, capital markets activity, pricing and total returns and M&A activity.
Create and analyze a peer list in Market Intelligence Office based on each REIT's primary property type, market cap, financial performance and other metrics.
Property Data Analysis
Utilize Market Intelligence's property data to determine the geographic exposure of a chosen company by property type.
Examine a chosen market to understand equity REIT asset ownership in that market.
Compare asset transactions in various markets by equity REITs to market level data from RCA, including transaction volume, price per square foot, market occupancy and cap rates.
Use the Market Intelligence Mapping tool to quickly create a map illustrating geographic exposure for a chosen set of companies.
Upload custom lists of addresses and leverage radial demographics to gain insight into the quality of the surrounding markets
Customize the display of the map and items on the legend for personalized and professional investor presentations.
REIT School: Analyst Training In Real Estate Investment Trusts Agenda
Richard ImperialePresident and Chief Investment Officer, Uniplan; Trustee, Board of Directors, Retail Properties of America
Rick Imperiale founded Uniplan in 1984 and has been the lead portfolio manager for the Uniplan REIT Strategy since its launch in 1988. He started investing in REITs in 1984 and with more than 30 years in financial services, Rick is one of the most experienced investors in alternative asset strategies. Full Bio
Rick Imperiale founded Uniplan in 1984 and has been the lead portfolio manager for the Uniplan REIT Strategy since its launch in 1988. He started investing in REITs in 1984 and with more than 30 years in financial services, Rick is one of the most experienced investors in alternative asset strategies.
After graduating from Marquette University, Rick got his start in financial services as a Credit Analyst at First Wisconsin Bank in 1980. In 1982, Rick moved to Ziegler, an investment bank, where he served as a Corporate Analyst. Initially, his focus was on financial models that would help project how changes to specific variables would be likely to influence a company’s income statement and balance sheet. Rick was asked to join a new project at the investment bank involving the creation and management of a hedged municipal bond fund. While he was managing the fund, Rick developed his formative ideas for measuring relative values of securities based on spreads. Minimize
James KammertManaging Director, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Mr. Kammert is a Managing Director of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital as well as a Managing Member of HSRE Securities Advisors, LLC. Full Bio
Mr. Kammert is a Managing Director of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital as well as a Managing Member of HSRE Securities Advisors, LLC. He is responsible for managing Harrison Street’s public real estate securities portfolios and products. Mr. Kammert joined Harrison Street, formerly Transwestern Securities Management, in August 2005.
From 2003 through mid-2005, Mr. Kammert was Director of Research for European Investors, Inc., where he developed and maintained a comprehensive fundamental research process for the firm's U.S. REIT product, developed a stock selection model, and provided securities recommendations. Prior to joining European Investors, Mr. Kammert was Vice President and co-head of Goldman Sachs & Co.'s U.S. REIT research team for over four years. He joined Goldman Sachs from The Robinson-Humphrey Co. Inc. where he developed the firm's U.S. REIT research platform over nearly five years. Mr. Kammert's prior work experience includes over four years of commercial real estate lending with Continental Bank N.A. and two years in public accounting with Peat Marwick Mitchell.
Mr. Kammert graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Economics & Business and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Kammert holds the CFA designation and is a CPA. Minimize
Ana Lai, CFASenior Director & Real Estate and Capital Goods Leader, S&P Global Ratings
Ana Lai is a Senior Director in the U.S. Corporate Ratings practice at S&P Global Ratings. Full Bio
Ana Lai is a Senior Director in the U.S. Corporate Ratings practice at S&P Global Ratings. Ana is currently the Sector Lead for the Real Estate and Capital Goods teams. Before her current position, Ana was the Analytical Manager for the Retail/Real Estate team, and also worked in the Retail & Restaurants sector team as a senior analyst, covering investment grade and high yield issuers.
Ana has a rich background in credit analysis, with previous assignments in the U.S. Gaming and Lodging, and the Latin American Corporates sectors. Ana has made important contributions to the development of leveraged finance analytics, including recovery ratings.
Ana is Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the Women’s Bond Club, member of NAREIT and ICSC. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York. Minimize
Keven LindemannDirector and Industry Head, Real Estate Group, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Prior to joining SNL Financial in 2001, Keven was Director of Business Analysis for online real estate brokerage, Homebytes. From 1998 to 2000, he worked for BB&T Capital Markets as vice president and senior real estate analyst in the Equity Research Group. Full Bio
Prior to joining SNL Financial in 2001, Keven was Director of Business Analysis for online real estate brokerage, Homebytes. From 1998 to 2000, he worked for BB&T Capital Markets as vice president and senior real estate analyst in the Equity Research Group. From 1995 to 1998, he worked for the Trammell Crow Company. Keven is a graduate of the University of Virginia (1991) and holds both an MBA and an MS in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver (1995, 1996). He is Series 7 and Series 63 registered and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Minimize
Jonathan MorrisChief Investment Officer, Armada Hoffler Properties
Mr. Morris is a seasoned commercial real estate executive with deep expertise in property and portfolio acquisitions, corporate strategy design and execution, capital markets, and executive leadership. Full Bio
Mr. Morris is a seasoned commercial real estate executive with deep expertise in property and portfolio acquisitions, corporate strategy design and execution, capital markets, and executive leadership. Prior to joining Armada Hoffler as Chief Investment Officer in May 2019, Mr. Morris' career in real estate included Director of Acquisitions posts at REITs Boston Properties and Charles E. Smith (Archstone-Smith), and Lerner Enterprises private equity platform LMH Realty Group. Mr. Morris enjoys teaching and is in his 8th year teaching a popular REIT class at Georgetown University's Masters in Real Estate program. Minimize
Glenn MuellerReal Estate Strategist/ Professor, Dividend Capital Research/ University of Denver
Dr. Mueller has 38 years of real estate industry experience, including 29 years of research. Dr. Mueller's research experience includes: real estate market cycle analysis, real estate securities analysis, real estate capital markets, portfolio and diversification analysis, seniors housing analysis and both public and private market investment strategies. In addition, he has performed specific macro- and micro-economic level analyses, both nationally and internationally, on office, industrial, apartment, retail, hotel, single-family residential, and senior housing sectors. Full Bio
Dr. Mueller has 38 years of real estate industry experience, including 29 years of research. Dr. Mueller's research experience includes: real estate market cycle analysis, real estate securities analysis, real estate capital markets, portfolio and diversification analysis, seniors housing analysis and both public and private market investment strategies. In addition, he has performed specific macro- and micro-economic level analyses, both nationally and internationally, on office, industrial, apartment, retail, hotel, single-family residential, and senior housing sectors.
Dr. Mueller received Richard Radcliff Award for Groundbreaking Research in Real Estate Market Cycles by The American Real Estate Society in 2010, the Graaskamp Award for Research Leadership from the American Real Estate Society in 2004 and the Graaskamp Award for Research Excellence from the Pension Real Estate Association in 2001. He is currently the Co-Editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. He has written 78 articles that have appeared in top academic and industry publications. He is a frequent presenter of research at national and international conferences on topics ranging from market cycle analysis, to portfolio strategies, to investment analysis and real estate securities analysis.
Prior to Denver University and Dividend Capital, Mueller was a professor at Johns Hopkins University and Colorado State University. He has held top research positions at Legg Mason, Price Waterhouse, ABKB/LaSalle Investment Management, and Prudential Real Estate Investors. He was also a developer/builder in New England. Mueller holds a B.S.B.A. with finance major from the University of Denver, an MBA from Babson College, and a Ph.D. in Real Estate from Georgia State University. Minimize
Joseph PagliariClinical Professor of Real Estate, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Based on over 30 years of industry experience, Dr. Pagliari's research goal is to attempt to answer important real estate investment questions from a rigorous theoretical and empirical perspective. He also hopes to share that knowledge with students so they can learn to make thoughtful decisions about commercial real estate investing. Full Bio
Based on over 30 years of industry experience, Dr. Pagliari's research goal is to attempt to answer important real estate investment questions from a rigorous theoretical and empirical perspective. He also hopes to share that knowledge with students so they can learn to make thoughtful decisions about commercial real estate investing.
He co-authored several chapters in the Handbook of Real Estate Portfolio Management, of which he is also the editor. Pagliari also has co-written material published in Real Estate Investment Trusts, Pension Fund Investing, and Megatrends in Retail Real Estate.
Pagliari serves (or has served) on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Real Estate Research and Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. He is a board member of the Real Estate Information Standards (REIS). He is also active in numerous professional associations including the American Real Estate Society (ARES), the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), the National Association of Real Estate Trusts (NAREIT), the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).
Pagliari earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1979. He earned an MBA from DePaul University-Chicago in 1982 and a PhD in finance from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 2002. Minimize
Kim ReddingManaging Director, Green Creek Management
Kim G. Redding has been actively involved in the listed real estate and infrastructure investment markets since 1986. Full Bio
Kim G. Redding has been actively involved in the listed real estate and infrastructure investment markets since 1986. Over this time, he has founded several investment management firms including Redding, Melchor & Company/K. G. Redding & Company (1986), RREEF Real Estate Securities (now DB RREEF, 1993) and Brookfield Investment Management (2000). Mr. Redding retired in 2014 as Chief Investment Strategist of Brookfield Asset Management. During his tenure at Brookfield, he led a diversified investment management platform that included Real Estate Securities (REITs), Infrastructure Securities, Investment Grade Bonds, High Yield Bonds and Structured Product investments, including CMBS and RMBS strategies.
Mr. Redding has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate from California State University, Fullerton and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Business & Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Minimize
Mr. Winters has responsibility for furthering GRESB’s international scope by engaging institutional investors throughout the Americas, establishing industry partnerships, and expanding GRESB coverage among REITs, private equity firms and multinational lenders. Full Bio
Mr. Winters has responsibility for furthering GRESB’s international scope by engaging institutional investors throughout the Americas, establishing industry partnerships, and expanding GRESB coverage among REITs, private equity firms and multinational lenders. GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real asset portfolios around the globe. Institutional investors use this dynamic benchmark to engage with their investment management teams, aiming to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolios and the global real asset sector at large. Mr. Winters previously served the U.S. Green Building Council as Senior Fellow for Business Strategy and Finance by providing leadership on a range of topics including green bond underwriting guidelines, asset valuation, and related business topics. Additional professional experience includes tenures at Russell Real Estate and CBRE, and participation in several start-up technology companies. Mr. Winters earned his Masters in Real Estate Finance and Development from Harvard, his MBA from Southern Methodist University, and is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin real estate program. Mr. Winters is a lecturer at Colvin School of Real Estate at University of Maryland, and a Counselor of Real Estate. Minimize
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