U.S. REITs & Commercial Real Estate: A Market Update & Discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 An introduction to the U.S. real estate investment trust (REIT) market and a discussion of commercial real estate fundamentals, the impact of capital and credit markets and an overview of valuation metrics that are important to REIT investing. Learn how the pandemic has impacted the various property types within the real estate sector.The second part of the session will be a moderated chat which will focus on hot topics and current events in the REIT market. Topics include work-from-home and its effect on traditional office markets, the fleeing of large urban business districts to the suburbs or beyond, the demise of brick-and-mortar retail and how the proliferation of e-commerce has impacted logistics facilities.Steven J. Buller, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments Steve Buller is a portfolio manager in the Equity division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals In this role, Mr. Buller manages Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio, Fidelity Advisor Global Real Estate Fund, and Fidelity Flex Real Estate Fund.Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Buller managed Fidelity and Fidelity Advisor International Real Estate Funds and VIP Real Estate Portfolio. Previously, he worked as an analyst covering real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the environmental industry in Fidelity's Equity group, and as a fixed income analyst at Fidelity International Limited's (FIL) London office. Mr. Buller also served as a distressed securities analyst and as a high yield analyst in Fidelity's High Income group. He has been in the financial industry since joining Fidelity in 1992.Mr. Buller earned his bachelor of arts degree in finance and German literature, as well as his master of science degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a CFA charterholder.RegistrationThis webinar is open to all Babson students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. A link to the webinar will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the webinar.
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