The Washington REIT Strategy: Financing, Investment and Management A Case Study

  • August 21, 1994
  • • Written by: John L. Glascock Susan M. Wachter 

August 1994, Vol 19, No 2
Abstract: The Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) provides a unique opportunity to study strategy. Frank Kahn, the CEO of WRIT, not only has created a successful REIT which has consistently outperformed other REITs for decades, but he has formulated a strategy which is consistent with academic research. This article attempts to document WRIT’s strategy and evaluate it in terms of currently acceptable theories.