Industry data and research highlights the investment performance benefits and opportunities of REIT-based real estate investments to institutional and individual investors, financial advisers, policymakers and the media. Nareit provides a range of stock performance data for both domestic and global REITs as well as a series of industry performance measures tracked daily, monthly and yearly. 

Market Commentary
How REITs Provide Protection Against Inflation

Real estate rents and values tend to increase when prices do, due in part to the fact that many leases are tied to inflation. This supports REIT dividend growth and provides a reliable stream of income even during inflationary periods.

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Does the Interest Rate Environment Remain Favorable for Real Estate?

The two biggest factors for the outlook for long-term interest rates (which have the most direct impact on commercial real estate markets) are economic growth and the likelihood that such growth will lift inflation higher.

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REIT Capital Market Activity in 2021

April and early May capital markets activity was highlighted by the announcement of three large REIT mergers. So far in 2021, U.S. REITs have raised over $26 billion in IPOs and secondary debt and equity offerings.

Capital raided by REITs in 2021
REITs Retreat After Six Week String of Gains

REIT share prices dipped last week following a six week string of increases, as the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index had a total return of -0.7%.

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Multifamily Markets Rebounded in First Quarter While Office Continued Slide

Multifamily markets rebounded in the first quarter with the second-highest quarterly demand growth on record, according to data recently released by CoStar.

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REITs Extend Winning Streak to Six Weeks

The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index posted a total return of 1.3%. Broader markets, in contrast, were flat-to-down.

Weekly REIT Returns chart for 05/04
Announcing the Launch of the FTSE EPRA/Nareit Global Real Estate Extended Index Series

The FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Extended Index Series broadens property sector coverage to include additional securities beyond those currently eligible for the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series including Cell Towers and Timber.

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Commercial Property Prices Little Changed in First Quarter

The flattening out of overall index, however, masks divergent trends among different sectors of the overall commercial real estate market.

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REITWatch is a monthly statistical publication intended to provide a snapshot of the REIT industry. It includes data derived from the FTSE Nareit U.S. Real Estate Index Series and the FTSE/EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series in addition to tracking the performance of individual REITs.

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