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
2024 Morningstar Analysis Shows the Optimal Allocation to REITs over Lifestages

A 2024 Morningstar Associates analysis, sponsored by Nareit, found that the optimal portfolio allocation to REITs ranges from 4.2% to 20.0% across a range of lifestages.

Target Date Fund Portfolio
Taking Action When Opportunity Knocks: Tactical REIT Investment by Teacher Retirement System of Texas

The Strategic Property REIT Execution and Delivery (SPREAD) team at Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) recognized the opportunity in the current divergence and seized it with a $400 million commitment for a tactical investment in U.S. public equity REITs. The investment yielded a 17.1% internal rate of return (IRR) with $47 million in profit.

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The Importance of Underrepresented Asset Classes in Defined Contribution Plans

For decades, defined benefit (DB) pension plans have been using real estate successfully within their investment portfolios.

REIT Sectors Over Time
REITs and Broad Markets Fell in April as Inflation Remains Sticky and 10-Year Treasury Yield Hits Highest Level Since October

The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index fell 7.9% in April as the yield on the 10-Year Treasury hit its highest level since October 2023.

US Sector Performance
REITs Raised More Than $17 Billion Through Debt and Equity Offerings in 2024: Q1

U.S. REITs raised $17.6 billion from secondary debt and equity offerings in the first quarter of 2024.

US REIT Property Acquisitions and Dispositions
Attention Real Estate Investors: REITs May Offer More for Less

Retailers have long been adept at catering to consumers’ desires to get more for less. In the mid-1960s, Kmart started its Blue Light Specials.

REITs May Offer More or Less
No Fed Cuts, Still No Problem: Disciplined Balance Sheets Insulate REITs From Higher Rates

At the start of the year, economists and financial markets anticipated that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would embark on a series of target fed fund rate cuts in 2024.

REIT Debt Costs and Term to Maturity
Global Real Estate Rose in March

The FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Extended Index rose 3.2% in March, narrowly outperforming global equities as the FTSE Global All Cap rose 3.1%.

Global Real Estate Property Sector Performance
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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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