A Matter of Trust(s): Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Global Economy

October 25, 2021 38 Minute Listen

In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of REITs. Nareit’s John Worth and CBRE’s Richard Barkham join host Spencer Levy to offer insights on the global economy and trends in commercial real estate investment.

A Matter of Trust(s): Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Global Economy

October 25, 2021 38 Minute Listen


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John D. Worth, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit

John D. Worth is the Executive Vice President for Research and Investor Outreach at Nareit, where he leads Nareit’s internal and external research efforts and directs Nareit’s investor outreach and education initiatives. Prior to joining Nareit, Worth founded the Office of the Chief Economist of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), spent nearly a decade at the U.S. Treasury where he served as the Director of the Office of Microeconomic Analysis and served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomics.

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Richard Barkham, Ph.D.

Director, Executive Managing

Richard Barkham leads a global team of nearly 600 research experts who help CBRE’s clients understand the forces shaping the commercial real estate industry. One of the world’s leading real estate economists, Richard combines the theoretical framework of an academic with hands-on experience in development to deliver actionable insights for real estate investors and occupiers. A frequent source for both clients and journalists navigating moments of economic volatility, he is particularly interested in the role government stimulus plays in long-term economic recoveries.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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