Fitch: Commercial mREIT Sector Faces Further Pressures in 2023

Fitch Ratings, New York, said commercial mortgage real estate investment trust ratings will continue to be challenged by post-pandemic occupancy rates, “with growing recessionary risks and further deterioration of commercial real estate fundamentals.”

REITs Finish Second Quarter on Positive Note

Trepp LLC, New York, reported real estate investment trust earnings turned positive in the second quarter as most firms beat their consensus earnings estimates.

REIT Outlook Stays Positive

JLL, Chicago, said real estate investment trusts show renewed optimism, driven by a total return of 43 percent for the year, and outpacing the S&P 500 by 14 percent.

Fitch: REITs Can Withstand Short-Term Inflation Pressures

Fitch Ratings, New York, said it sees limited risks to real estate investment trust credit fundamentals from a transitory inflation-rate increase, but noted prolonged elevated inflation could pressure REITs.