S&P Capital IQ says rising interest rates will disrupt the real estate investment trust sector in 2017, but there will be winners and losers. Ken Leon, an equity analyst with CFRA, says industrial REITs are best positioned with strong secular growth, and he also likes mulitfamily and retail REITs. Winners among the better-performing REITs could be American Campus Communities (ACC - Get Report) , Simon Property (SPG - Get Report) , Prologis (PLD - Get Report) and General Growth Properties (GGP) . He's less enthusiastic about real estate operating companies and hotel REITs, including CBRE (CBG) , LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) , Host Hotels & Resorts (HST - Get Report) and Forest City Realty Trust (FCE.A) .
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