“We have seen and noted the recent recovery in the housing market, but are other sectors of the real estate market being left behind. vice president and ceo of kim co. we have seen the housing market take off. that’s the good news. where are we on commercial? commercial real estate has been doing well for the last couple years after a very tough great recession.”
Companies are aggressively tapping the public markets this year, but no industry is as gung-ho about selling stock as real estate.
Including IPOs, follow-on offerings and equity conversion deals, the real-estate sector has raised $29.3 billion this year, up more than 90% from the prior year and the highest volume on record through late May, according to Dealogic.
Real-estate investment trusts have been the biggest driver of activity.
Of the 83 deals that had priced, 79 were REITs, with equity REITs making up slightly more than half and mortgage REITs the remaining, according to the data provider.