October 2001 Standard & Poor's opens its indexes to REITs. Equity Office Properties Trust is the first REIT named to the S&P 500 Index, and a month later Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) follows.

View a list of REITs in the S&P indexes.

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Watch a video with Simon Property Group Chairman and CEO David Simon discussing the impact of the S&P's decision.