Modest Pickup in REIT IPO Activity Possible, Investment Banker Says

Greg Steele, managing director and head of REIT investment banking at Capital One Securities, Inc., joined for a video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Steele said the level of capital markets activity so far this year is “not surprising, given the backdrop of what’s been going on in the equity and bond markets.” He noted that fundamentals remain strong, along with stable cap rates, and a level of demand that well exceeds supply.


REITs’ Modest Gains in November in Line With Broader Market

REITs posted modest gains during November that were in line with the broader market, although year-to-date the sector continues to outperform by a solid margin.

The total return of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was 2.3 percent in November. The S&P 500 Index rose 2.7 percent in November.

As of the end of November, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index had gained 25.8 percent in 2014, while the S&P 500 Index was up 14 percent.