Understanding REITs: How Large And Liquid Is Today’s U.S. Listed REIT Industry?

At the end of April, the equity market capitalization of the 219 REITs in the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was $972 billion and the equity market capitalization of the 165 REITs in the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was $914 billion. NYSE-listed REITs accounted for the bulk of the industry’s equity market capitalization: $915 billion. The industry’s average daily dollar trading volume in April was $6.0  billion, nearly double its average daily trading volume five years earlier in April 2011.

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