Real estate is a huge industry all over the world. With 335,000 companies in the industry, the US real estate industry generates annual revenue of $380 billion. Demand for real estate is powered by the growth in population, income growth, employment growth and access to capital. As people keep migrating from one place to the other for reasons like employment, the demand for real estate is constantly felt in urban cities. Urban cities have a high demand for office spaces and commercial spaces.
Investing in real estate requires a significant amount of capital. You can get a return from your real estate investment through leasing and capital appreciation. Not many people have that much amount of capital to invest in real estate. For them, an easy way is to invest in stocks of companies dealing in real estate. They are also known as real estate investment trusts or REITs. Often compared to mutual funds, they are generally dividend-paying stocks. These companies own commercial real estate like office buildings, retail spaces, hotels, etc and generally pay high dividends. You can reinvest your dividends to make your investment grow.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (NYSE: ARE at https://www.webull.com/quote/nyse-are) is an S&P 500 company. It is an urban office real estate investment trust (REIT) which is mainly focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Its asset base in North America is 33.7 million square feet (SF) as of March 31, 2019. The asset base in North America includes 23.2 million RSF of operating properties and 4.4 million RSF of new Class A properties which are currently under construction or pre-construction, in which 2.1 million RSF consists of development and redevelopment projects under construction, and 2.3 million RSF undergoing pre-construction activities.
Additionally, the asset base in North America includes 6.1 million SF of intermediate-term and future development projects. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle. Alexandria also provides strategic capital to transformative life science and technology companies through our venture capital arm. Joel S. Marcus is the founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities.
Stocks of Alexandria Real Estate Equities are listed on the NYSE with the ticker ‘ARE’. The NYSE: ARE stock is currently trading for $170.22. The company has a total market cap worth $21.47 billion. Analysts have given this stock ‘buy’ rating. The company reported EPS of $1.82 and earned $436.96 million in the first quarter of 2020. You can check the stock information from premarket data.
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