While specific segments of the commercial real estate (CRE) market such as industrial and healthcare are performing well, others like office and retail are alarming investors. Rising interest rates are heightening those concerns. In response, investors are actively reducing their exposure to the CRE market.
According to The Wall Street Journal, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are fighting to stop investors from pulling their money out. Blackstone Inc. (NYSE: BX) announced a tightening of redemptions for its $69 billion fund. Starwood Capital Group, an affiliate of Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: STWD), has also put new restrictions on investors bailing from its $14.6 billion fund.
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