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Jessica Blitz

Banking Officer and Research Analyst

Jessica is a research analyst responsible for third-party investment manager due diligence. Jessica is the lead analyst for third-party municipal bond funds, and a member of the alternative investment research group. She also provides support for a number of proprietary strategies, including traditional equity and alternative funds.

Jessica joined Wilmington Trust in 2018. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in political science with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies

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Using REITs to Build Returns

Jessica Blitz |
Wilmington Wire
Real estate investment trusts REITs. Shopping cart and model of house.

April 2, 2020—As markets continue to fluctuate, it looks as if no asset classes have been spared the COVID-19-driven price hit. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have struggled along with the broader equity market, despite having outperformed during past periods of stress, including the market drawdown in 4Q 2018.REITs own, and frequently operate, income-generating real estate.