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Summary: Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp. Jul 12
Standard & Poors, July 2012
The ratings on Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp. (FRI) reflect its strong business position in the Japanese REIT (J-REIT) market; its high-quality real estate portfolio, which mostly consists of properties rented out under long-term leasing contracts that generate stable cash flows; and the highly regulated nature of J-REITs overall. FRI, a J-REIT that specializes in retail properties, is also backed by the real estate development and management capabilities, as well as the brand recognition, of its sponsor, Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. (BBB+/Stable/A-2). The ratings also reflect FRI's relatively conservative financial policy and high financial flexibility. The ratings, however, are tempered by continued, intense competition in Japan's retail industry, although the profitability of this industry is improving amid improved consumer spending....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp.
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Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp.