BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Financial stocks have been on a tear, with a big contribution to performance coming from commercial real-estate services firms, which suffered during the recession as office space demand shrank but then strongly rebounded.The group's shares averaged a gain of 29% last year after an 84% jump in 2009. This year, they're up 2.3%, on par with the rise in the S&P 500 Index. Analysts are beginning to question how far and long the run can continue.
4 Real Estate Stocks Outpacing Rivals
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.