The impact of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty for many companies. As earnings pressures and liquidity needs have increased, corporations are focused on drawing down on credit lines, renegotiating debt terms and accessing government assistance through federal programs.
The next step for many will be to evaluate their owned real estate portfolio to determine if it’s an avenue for increased liquidity. And for many, it’s a viable source as the companies that make up the S&P 500 own approximately $800 billion of real estate assets. These assets are mostly single tenant in nature, but they represent different product types such as retail, office and industrial. This real estate was most likely acquired for a strategic reason, whether via an M&A, because of the uniqueness of the asset itself, or because the asset represented the best use of funds at the time of the investment decision due to the company’s weighted average cost of capital.
Now, however, many companies will likely begin to...Download the report to read more.