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Summary: Public Storage Aug 10
Standard & Poors, August 2010
Our ratings on Public Storage acknowledge the real estate investment trust's leading market position in the fragmented self-storage sector, its moderate levels of debt and preferred stock, and its strong liquidity profile. These strengths offset challenging operating conditions that continue to constrain rental rates and same-property net operating income (NOI) growth. Glendale, Calif.-based Public Storage is one of the nation's largest REITs with a $16.7 billion equity market capitalization and a $10.5 billion undepreciated real estate portfolio. Its real estate portfolio aggregates roughly 140 million square feet of self storage space in the U.S. (2,037 facilities) and Western Europe (188 facilities). Public Storage also owns a 41% interest in PS Business Parks Inc. (BBB/Positive/--), a publicly traded office REIT. The...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Public Storage,PS Business Parks Inc.
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Public Storage,PS Business Parks Inc.