REITs specializing in office properties are facing challenges in the stock market and with lenders. Several office REITs have experienced credit rating downgrades over the past year, indicating a higher risk of default. These downgrades can hinder their ability to secure new loans or refinance existing debt, increasing the risk of default further. Market consensus on creditworthiness, indicated by downgrades from multiple agencies, can deter potential investors. Office REITs have received a negative outlook due to the broader problems in the office market, including reduced demand for office space and a potential recession. Remote work poses an additional challenge, as the long-term impact on office demand remains uncertain.