6/03/2014 | By Allen Kenney
Leading up to REITWeek 2014: NAREIT's Investor Forum, NAREIT was on hand June 2 at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell. The NYSE recognized 18 REITs celebrating the 20th anniversaries of listing on the exchange. At the end of 1994, the year these companies listed on the NYSE, the equity market capitalization of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was $44 billion. Today the index has an equity market capitalization approaching $800 billion.