PHOENIX, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (NYSE: COLE), a market-leading net lease REIT, announced that the company has been selected for inclusion in the FTSE NAREIT U.S. Real Estate Index Series, as well as the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series. Cole's inclusion in the following indexes is expected to be effective after market close on September 20, 2013:
- FTSE NAREIT Composite Index
- FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index
- FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index
- FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Developed Index
"Inclusion in the FTSE NAREIT and FTSE EPRA/NAREIT indexes recognizes the high-quality, scalable net lease portfolio we have assembled," said Marc Nemer, chief executive officer of Cole Real Estate Investments. "Our addition in the FTSE NAREIT and other leading indexes demonstrates that our key messages and long-term strategies are resonating in the marketplace."
According to FTSE, the U.S. Real Estate Index Series is designed to present investors with a comprehensive family of REIT performance indexes that spans the commercial real estate space across the U.S. economy. The index series provides investors with exposure to all investment and property sectors, while the more narrowly focused property sector and sub-sector indexes provide the facility to concentrate commercial real estate exposure in more selected markets. The Global Real Estate Index Series is designed to represent general trends in eligible real estate equities worldwide. Relevant real estate activities are defined as the ownership, disposure and development of income-producing real estate.Both FTSE index series are used extensively by investors worldwide for investment analysis, performance measurement, asset allocation and portfolio hedging. About Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (NYSE: COLE) is an industry‐leading net lease REIT that acquires and manages real estate assets leased long‐term to a high‐quality, diversified tenant base. Since 1979, Cole has leveraged its deep relationships, efficiencies of scale and rigorous operational processes to acquire and actively manage retail, office and industrial properties. As of June 30, 2013, Cole Real Estate Investments had total assets of $7.9 billion, which included 1,014 properties representing approximately 44 million square feet of commercial real estate in 48 states. Cole's private capital management business, Cole Capital TM, is a leading sponsor of non‐listed REITs. According to industry reports from Robert A. Stanger & Co., Cole is the only non‐listed REIT sponsor to rank in the top three for annual capital raised each of the past five years.