Steven Wechsler of NAREIT The US REIT sector’s 2017 track record was “very representative of the market’s long-term performance,” says Nareit CEO Wechsler.

WASHINGTON, DC—In what otherwise was a “very representative” year for publicly traded REITs, one metric was exceptional. That was the tally of debt and equity that REITs raised in the public markets last year. Nareit said Tuesday that at $92.14 billion, 2017’s equity raises were 20% greater than the previous high water mark of $77 billion established in 2013.