Mortgage REITs


Corporate Finance | Capital Markets and REITs

Kenneth E. Kohler

Kenneth E. Kohler


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In this episode of REIT Talk, Thomas A. Humphreys and Kenneth Kohler discuss mortgage REITs.

The key talking points are: 

  • What is the role of Morrison & Foerster in the mortgage REIT sector? 
  • What has been the catalyst for the growth in the mortgage REIT sector? Is this likely to continue? 
  • Do the levels of distressed mortgages match the number of mortgage REIT IPOs? 
  • What is the mix of commercial to residential mortgage REITs? 
  • How much capital has the mortgage REIT industry raised? How is it being deployed? 
  • A client alert you sent out recently discussed the role of mortgage REITs in mortgage lending business. Can you explain exactly what this means and what is happening to support this? 
  • This is a model we have seen before, but didn’t work out, why is this time different? 
  • Do mortgage REITs have an advantage over non-REITs and if so, what is the advantage and why? 
  • What has been the reaction to the increased number of mortgage REITs from the rest of the REIT industry and its investors?

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