10.01.2013 - Can U.S. REITs repeat in 2013?
Looking at the public equity REIT market in the U.S. today, you would be hard put to tell that in 2008 at the height of the global recession and financial crisis the market had crashed, and some market analysts questioned whether it could survive. The market gradually recovered over the 200910 period, and in 2011, it returned to robust growth. The total returns of public equity REITs increased more than 8 percent in 2011, compared with about a 2 percent gain for the S&P 500. REITs raised a record $37.5 billion of equity last year the most since the $32.7 billion of 1997..............................................Full Article: Source
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