Global REIT IPOs decreased dramatically – down 47 percent – from 49 REIT IPOs in 2017 to 26 REIT IPOs in 2018. This decrease reflects a difficult capital-raising market, with pressures from rising interest rates and a softening real estate market in the United States, and signals changes in future REIT fundraising activities.
Download the REIT IPO Market Update from Bloomberg Law to understand recent changes in the REIT IPO landscape, including:
- Shifts in the way REITs opt to raise capital – leaning more on late-stage private funding vs. public markets
- Factors contributing to the substantial increase in the value of REIT M&A transactions in 2018 – with the total value of REIT transactions at $81 billion in 2018 compared to $67 billion in 2017
- Analysis of REIT sector performance, including warehouse/industrial, shopping center, health care, mortgage, and non-listed REITs
- Implications of the impact of the new tax law on REITs and a look at the growth of international REITs