In October, Mercer, a major consulting firm to the retirement plan industry, advised institutional investors that REITs are "poised to capitalize on a period many believe will present the best investment opportunities seen in the past 20 years."
The first half of 2009 was characterized by substantial, highly discounted rescue rights issues among U.K. real estate companies, at a time when the industry was close to its bottom.
Shopping center REIT Regency Centers has been named to Jacksonville Magazine's list of "Top Companies That Care."
The Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) edged 1.0 percent in November 2009, the first increase in more than a year.
The 96 private equity real estate funds worldwide raised $40.6 billion last year, according to a report from Preqin, a firm that specializes in alternative asset investment research.