Looking at REIT Leverage versus Other Stock Market Sectors
April 23, 2019 | Nicole Funari | Nareit
Do we need to worry that equity REITs are carrying too much debt? I analyzed REITs listed in the S&P 1500 as of February 25, 2019 for their debt issues. While leverage ratios, measured as the ratio of debt to total assets, for REITs did indeed rise in the run up to the financial crisis, post-crisis REITs have brought their leverage ratio back down to below pre-financial crisis levels.
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