Bisnow's REIT Scorecard: The 5 Biggest Office REITs By Market Cap
Despite 2016's shaky start, full of market volatility and some stock selloffs, office occupancy kept expanding over Q1 '16—albeit at a slower rate than most expansions. Here's a look at some of the powerhouses of the office REIT world, and how they're faring through the first bit of the year.
1. Boston Properties
Market Cap: $19.61B
Stock Price: $127.47
The biggest REIT on our list also happens to be the biggest office REIT in the US, with 46.5M rentable SF across 168 commercial properties. News broke last week that co-founder and chairman Mort Zuckerman (pictured) is set to step down next week, although he will remain in an honorary position and still be able to attend board meetings.
2. SL Green Realty
Market Cap: $9.59B
Stock Price: $96.08
SL Green's stock was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from "sell" to "neutral" yesterday, and the investment set a price target of $95, which the stock seems to be hovering right around. On the flip side, 16 brokerages rating the stock gave it a consensus price of $116/share for the year, so the REIT could grow its market cap very soon.
3. Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Market Cap: $6.64B
Stock Price: $90.86
In the 22 years since Jerry Sudarsky and Joel Marcus, founded Alexandria as a garage startup, the office REIT has blossomed into the third-biggest REIT in its sector. Alexandria focuses its investment particularly in properties of the life sciences industry.
4. Kilroy Realty
Market Cap: $5.70B
Stock Price: $61.53
The youngest REIT on this list, John Kilroy's (pictured) Kilroy Realty isn't just tearing it up on the stock market—the REIT also has an award-winning sustainability program.
5. Highwoods Properties
Market Cap: $4.56B
Stock Price: $47.48
Ed Fritsch's (pictured) Highwoods Properties rounds out the top five office REITs in terms of market cap—although Ed himself may not be quite as bullish on the REIT as investors are, as he just dumped 29,323 shares on March 18.