- NAREIT Commercial Property Update 2016:Q2
Property markets were stable in Q2 following a volatile winter. Apartment markets slowed as they digested new supply, which caused rent growth to decelerate. Office vacancy rates held steady, but net absorption is on an uptrend. Retail vacancy rates moved down 20 bps in Q2 after a series of smaller declines. The economic fundamentals have been mixed, with disappointing GDP growth but a rebound in labor markets.
- REITs: Real Estate With a Return Premium
A NAREIT analysis of the performance of publicly traded equity REITs and private equity core, value-added and opportunistic funds over the last full real estate cycle shows REITs outperformed private equity real estate funds over the entire cycle, as well as over the bull market portion of the cycle when value-added and opportunistic funds’ higher leverage would have been expected to deliver superior returns.