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 Post Record High FFO in the First Quarter of 2022

REIT earnings, as measured by funds from operations, increased 30.9% from the previous year to a record high of over $18 billion in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Nareit T-Tracker®.

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Commercial Real Estate Performance Remained Strong in the First Quarter of 2022

Commercial real estate fundamentals continue to point to strong performance in the retail, multifamily, and industrial sectors.

REIT Operating Performance Remains Strong Against High Inflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the April 2022 Consumer Price Index data showing a much smaller monthly increase in prices in April than in March.

Global Real Estate Outperforms Broader Market During a Turbulent Month

The FTSE EPRA/Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series outperformed broader markets in April.

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Strong Job Market Puts Upward Pressure on Wages

March marked 23 straight months with hires greater than separations and the March JOLTs report showed private job openings are in excess of 10.5 million, the highest level ever recorded.

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REITs Outperform in a Tough Month for Equities

Disappointing earnings from the some of the largest companies outside of the REIT space weighed heavily on REITs at the close of the month.

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Rising Rates Slow REIT Debt Issuance in First Quarter

U.S. REITs raised $25.4 billion from IPOs and secondary debt and equity offerings in the first quarter of 2022.

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REIT Performance Holding Strong Against Record High Inflation

Despite continuing high inflation, REIT returns continue to outpace returns for the S&P 500 on an annualized basis and REIT operating performance growth has exceeded price growth in 2021.

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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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