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
Job Growth Slowing but Demand for Workers Remains

Hiring was strong in the hospitality, warehouse, and retail sectors in October, and the data marked 2.5 years with hires greater than separations.

Hire Rates by Industry, October 2022
REITs Outperformed Stocks in November

REITs posted positive results for the second consecutive month in November and outperformed stocks for the first time since April, as the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index rose 6.0% and the FTSE Nareit Equity REITs Index gained 5.8%.

All Equity REITs vs Stocks
Property Fundamentals Across Most Sectors Remained Solid in Third Quarter 2022

With mixed economic growth results, waning job gains, increasing interest rates, and rising recession risk, the U.S. economy is facing numerous headwinds.

Quarterly Rolling Four-Quarter Excess Net Demand By Property Type as Percent of Stock 2019 Q1-2022 Q3
Nareit Research Estimates 150 Million Americans Invested In REITs

An estimated 150 million Americans live in households that are invested in REIT stocks in 2022 directly or indirectly through mutual funds, ETFs, or target date funds, new research by Nareit shows.

Americans with REITs Chart
REITs Rose Along with Broader Markets in October

REITs and stocks posted their first positive monthly performance since July.

All Equity REITs vs Stocks
Historical Real Estate Performance Before, During, and After U.S. Recessions

After experiencing two consecutive quarters of negative growth in the first half of 2022, U.S. real GDP grew by 2.6% in the third quarter this year.

Four Quarter Public and Private Real Estate Total Return Chart
REIT Solar Opportunities: 3.5 Billion Square Feet of Roof Space

The U.S. is shifting toward a greater interest in renewable energy, and the rooftop areas of buildings across the country offer a potential source of energy generation with the installation of solar panels.

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Historical REIT Outperformance Across Inflation, Interest Rate, and Economic Growth Regimes

With inflation remaining at 40-year highs, interest rates escalating, and economic growth contracting, the U.S. economy is in a precarious state.

Average Annual Public and Private Real Estate Total Returns
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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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