IPO Scorecard: Offerings by year since 2004

First Filings

(Commercial real estate IPOs, 2004-2012)

Since the most recent heyday eight years ago, initial public offerings by REITs have tailed off significantly, according to SNL Financial and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. The 29 IPOs launched in 2004 were more than the combined total of the next four years.

After recording only a pair of IPOs in the capital markets meltdown year of 2008, REITs have rebounded to launch eight or nine in the three full years since.