REITs Continued to Raise Capital and Market Grew in 2015

Stock exchange-listed REITs raised a total of $59.29 billion in public capital in 2015, compared with $63.64 billion raised in 2014.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index grew to 223 REITs with a combined equity market capitalization of $939 billion at year end 2015, up from 216 REITs with a combined market capitalization of $907 billion at the end of 2014.  The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index grew to 170 REITs with a combined market capitalization of $882 billion, up from 156 REITs with a market capitalization of $833 billion.

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