The real estate investment trust market has surged in recent years, and Signet Banking Corp. is the latest bank hoping to catch the wave.

"There has been a shift from private ownership of real estate to the capital markets. We positioned ourselves to continue to play a role in the evolution of the real estate industry," said Kevin Cashen, senior vice president of the company's lead bank in Virginia.

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