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.
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.
CEM's 2017 Benchmarking Study, sponsored by Nareit, provides a comprehensive look at realized investment performance across asset classes over an 18-year period using a proprietary dataset covering more than 200 public and private sector pensions with nearly $3.5 trillion in combined assets under management. One of the unique benefits of the CEM dataset is that it provides the actual realized performance net of investment costs of the assets chosen by plan managers and trustees.
Commercial property markets were mixed in the third quarter. The industrial sector continues to benefit from demand for logistics facilities to ship goods purchased online, and has low vacancy rates and rent growth of 6 percent. Net absorption in apartment markets exceeded supply by a wide margin, causing vacancy rates to decline. Demand softened, however, in office and retail property markets.
If there has been any theme to the economic recovery over the past eight years, it has been “two steps forward, one step back,” and the first quarter is one of those steps back. The medium-term outlook for both the macroeconomy and for real estate and REITs, however, remains positive.