As the commercial real estate market began to approach its peak in 2007, REITs prudently sold off assets, while private funds were net acquirers, according to a study of industry data conducted by Green Street Advisors Chairman and Director of Research Mike Kirby.
A wave of mortgage REIT IPOs have been announced this year. Gabriel Poggi, vice president of real estate equity research with FBR Capital Markets and Company, covers agency mortgage, structured finance mortgage and triple-net real estate investment trusts.
The first six months of 2009 were eventful ones for the commercial real estate industry. REITs issued $16 billion in equity, and the market began to show signs of rebounding. Analyst Michael Knott of Green Street Advisors recently spoke with REIT.com about the outlook for the second half of the year.
Commercial real estate prices continued to fall in May, down 7.6 percent for the month, according to the latest data from the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI).
Pharmaceutical company ImClone Systems has selected one of Alexandria Real Estate Equities' facilities in New York as its new headquarters for research and development.