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 and the Pandemic: A Closer Look at the Last 12 Months

The last 12 months have seen high levels of volatility and sharp swings in sentiment.

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REITs Declined Last Week, Reversing Part of Recent Gains

REIT share prices declined last week, reversed a part of their recent gains, with the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs recording a total return of -0.9%

Weekly REIT returns chart for Feb 22nd
REITs Continue Strong Performance in 2021

This is the fourth week out of the past five that REITs have gained more than 1%, and last week’s increase put REITs up 4.8% for the first six weeks of the year.

Weekly REIT returns chart for 02/16
REITs Had Across-the-board Gains Last Week

All property sectors rose, led by a 9.5% return for timber REITs and 6.6% for lodging/resorts.

Weekly REIT Returns chart for Feb 8th
Falling Demand for CRE Impacts Vacancies, Rents in Fourth Quarter

The pandemic left a deep mark on commercial real estate in the fourth quarter as falling demand for leased space led to a rise in vacancy rates across most property types, and rents declined.

2020 Q4 CRE Chart
REITs Down Slightly During a Tumultuous Week

The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index posted a total return of -0.7%, compared to a 3.4% loss on the Russell 1000. 

Weekly REIT Returns chart for Feb 2
GDP Trends Show Risks, Opportunities Ahead

Trends in the composition of major components of the U.S. economy are the complete reverse of past recessions.

2021 GDP Chart
REIT Total Returns in Positive Territory YTD

Total returns for the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index moved into positive territory last week, with a 1.2% weekly gain.

Weekly REIT Returns for Jan 25th
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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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