The Great Recession put the $1 billion Duke Realty Corp. project years behind schedule, but progress picked up again in 2011 and 2012. A tipping point for momentum was the long-anticipated Meijer store’s opening in 2014.
Shares in Taubman Centers Inc. surged Wednesday, one day after Jonathan Litt, an activist investor known for targeting real estate companies, pushed for the mall owner to cut costs or consider a sale of the company.
Real estate investment trusts like Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group are preparing for a surge of attention as they get their own grouping in major U.S. stock indexes. Their first task: educating investors who have no idea how to evaluate the industry.