Green Street Advisors

Mike Kirby

Chairman, Director of Research

Mike Kirby

Chairman, Director of Research

Mike is the co–founder, Chairman and Director of Research of Green Street Advisors, the preeminent provider of research on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and the commercial real estate industry. He has headed the firm's research efforts since 1985, and has provided thought-leadership on important industry topics, including capital structure, corporate governance, performance measurement, valuation, and capitalized expenditures, that has helped shape the REIT market as we know it today. Green Street's public market research encompasses over 100 companies across North America and Europe. The firm's research on commercial property markets is supported by its unrivaled familiarity with the wealth of information available from the public market as well as its deep understanding of private market-level fundamentals. Mike has authored hundreds of influential reports on real estate-related issues, including company-specific reports on dozens of REITs throughout virtually every property sector. He is the architect of Green Street's highly successful commercial real estate and REIT valuation models.

Mike is a recipient of the Industry Achievement Award from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), in recognition of contributions made to the REIT sector. He is also a winner of the James A. Graaskamp award for excellence in real estate research from the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).

Mike serves in a leadership capacity for Nareit's Institutional Advisory Panel to the Board of Governors and plays an active role in Nareit's investor outreach initiatives. Mike is also a member of PREA’s board of directors. Mike has been featured on multiple occasions in Barron's “Interview” column and speaks frequently at real estate industry conferences (e.g., Nareit, PREA, International Council of Shopping Centers). He earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University.

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Featured Interview: Mike Kirby at the NYU Schack 23rd Annual REIT Symposium

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Barron's - REITs on the Rebound: Where to Shop Now

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Heard on the Beach: Reality Check

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NREI: 17 Takeaways from the NYU REIT Symposium

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Heard on the Beach: Alternative Facts

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REIT Magazine: The Growth of Green Street Advisors

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TheStreet: Public Storage Is One Discounted REIT That You Should Add to Your Portfolio

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Barron's: Time to Buy REITS

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The Economist: The REIT Stuff

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Heard on the Beach: High Priced ≠ Overpriced

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Barron's: 5 REITs Worth a Look

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Nareit: REITWorld 2015 - Panel Sees Encouraging Real Estate Fundamentals

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The Death of Active Management?

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Prudently Imprudent

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Mike Kirby's Take on REIT Spinoffs and Capital Allocation

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CNBC Features Mike Kirby to Discuss Investing in REITs

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