WEBINAR: Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate and REITs

april, 2020

29apr3:00 pm4:00 pmWEBINAR: Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate and REITs3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT GotoWebinar


Event Details



With everyday life upended by the coronavirus for the foreseeable future, the commercial real estate industry is shifting on a daily basis. Efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing and shelter in place orders, have created a cashflow crunch for businesses impacted by shutdowns. REITs and real estate that house the global economy have not been immune, as patterns of life have changed for residents, customers, workers, patients, and travelers.

Commercial real estate is the third largest asset class in the United States and has been a staple within the investment portfolios of public pension plans for decades.  With more than 87 million Americans invested in REITs through their retirement funds and other investment funds, it’s important to understand how REITs are positioned in the current market.

The Discussion

For a discussion on the macro outlook for the economy and the impact of COVID-19 on commercial real estate and REITs, please join Leigh Snell, NCTR’s Director of Federal Relations for a member’s only webinar on Wednesday, April 29 at 3 PM/ET. Webinar panelists include Meredith Despins, Senior Vice President of Investment Affairs, Nareit; and John Worth, Executive Vice President of Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit.

Discussion Highlights:

  • How REITs are positioned for the current market, including a review of differences across property sectors; valuations; and how the current market may provide opportunity for long-term investors
  • How many REITs are helping their communities and tenants during this crisis—through launching relief funds, food drives, assisting tenants affected by COVID-19, and more
  • Nareit as a resource to help inform and educate system staff and trustees on commercial real estate and REITs in pension and retirement portfolios
  • www.pensionsandrealestate.com — an interactive tool designed specifically for public pension board trustees to support their knowledge of how investing in 21st century commercial real estate, including REITs can help manage risk and build portfolio value



(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT



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