REITs have been turning to the public markets to raise capital, especially if their assets are slightly out of the ordinary or risky, says Barden Gale, CEO of J.E. Robert Companies, a global real estate investment management firm. But many companies are hampered by an IPO market that is still quite constricted by volatility. "Going forward what we will see are larger liquidity events coming out of private equity shops," he says.
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