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
REITs Retreated Last Week

REITs remain well into positive territory for 2021, however, with year-to-date returns of 26.6% on the All Equity REITs Index.

Weekly REIT Returns chart for 09/13
The Evolving Real Estate Landscape and REIT Indexes

Over the past 10 years, we have seen dramatic changes in the composition of REIT equity market capitalization.

REIT indexes in 2021
REIT Property Acquisition Activity Heats Up

Acquisition activity in the second quarter was robust across most property sectors.

Reit Acquisition chart 1
REITs Show Largest Weekly Gain Since Early March

Last week’s increase brought the year-to-date return to 32.0%. 

Weekly REIT Returns chart for 09/07
Jobs Recovery and Return-to-office Slowed by Delta Variant

Total payroll employment rose 235,000 in August, the slowest since last January and far behind the monthly average of 636,000 between January and July.

Employment Chart 1
REITs Rose Again Last Week

REITs have increased seven out of the past eight weeks.

Weekly REIT returns for 08/31
REITs Edged Up Last Week

Data centers, infrastructure, and self storage REIT sectors all had weekly returns exceeding 2.0%.

Weekly REIT Returns chart for 08/24
Do Homeowners Need REIT Investments?

Analysis shows REIT long-term returns outpaced home ownership returns, even accounting for the imputed value of rent.

REITs v Homeownership Chart 1
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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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