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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic Contribution of REITs in the United States
REITs in the United States supported 2.6 million jobs in 2019.
Percentage of American Households Owning REIT Stocks Nearly Doubles Since 2001
The percentage of American households with REIT stocks has also nearly doubled from 23% to 44% through the last two decades.
2021 Outlook for REITs and Commercial Real Estate: Risk and Resilience
Commercial real estate and REITs are likely to begin to recover in 2021, with the pace of improvement driven by the availability and effectiveness of a vaccine.
REIT Industry September 2020 Rent Collections
This update focuses on three property subsectors: apartments, free standing retail, and shopping center retail, given that rent collections in the industrial, office, and healthcare sectors have stabilized at high levels.
Fall 2020 Economic Outlook for REITs and Commercial Real Estate
The pandemic's impact on demand will be short-term, but there may also be longer-term structural changes
REIT Industry August 2020 Rent Collections
The August survey focuses on three property subsectors: apartments, free standing retail, and shopping center retail. The results show gains made last month for retail have held steady for free standing and improved further for shopping centers.