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The NAREIT Developments section on provides updates of NAREIT’s activities and key events impacting the REIT and commercial real estate industry. NAREIT is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. Please see our Terms of Use.

FTSE Russell To Create New Real Estate Industry Group Within Its Global Industry Classification System

The new Real Estate Industry group will be segmented out of the ICB’s Financials Industry group, of which it currently is a part. Read More

Mortgage REITs Continue to Lead REIT Market’s Performance

Mortgage REITs continued to lead the U.S. REIT market’s performance through the first eight months of 2017. Read More

Infrastructure, Data Centers, Manufactured Homes Are Top Equity REIT Market Segments

The Infrastructure Sector, whose equity market capitalization consists primarily of cellular phone tower companies, led the REIT market with a total return of 34.07 percent for the first eight months of 2017. Read More

Second Quarter REIT Industry FFO Rises 7.9 Percent to Record High

U.S. stock exchange-listed Equity REITs delivered record Funds From Operations of $15.6 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to the NAREIT T-Tracker®, a quarterly composite performance measure of the entire U.S. listed REIT industry. This year’s second quarter was the first in which REIT industry FFO exceeded $15 billion, and followed just three years after the REIT industry first broke the $10 billion mark in the second quarter of 2014. Read More

Mortgage REITs Outperform in First Seven Months of 2017

The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index gained 6.69 percent on a total return basis in the first seven months of 2017. Mortgage REITs continued to outperform Equity REITs and the broader equity market in the first seven months Read More

Data Centers, Infrastructure, Manufactured Homes Lead Equity REIT Returns

The Data Centers, Infrastructure and Manufactured Homes property segments led the REIT market’s stock market performance in the first seven months of 2017, each with total returns exceeding 20 percent. Read More

REIT Capital Raising Spikes in First Seven Months of 2017

Public equity offerings were primarily responsible for a significant increase in capital raised by REITs in the first seven months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.  Read More

Mortgage REITS Lead REIT Market Gains in 2017’s First Half

Total returns of stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs, led by Mortgage REITs, climbed in June, the second quarter and the first half of 2017, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts reported. Read More

UDR, Pebblebrook, Starwood Win Top NAREIT INnvestor Care Awards

NAREIT today named the winners of its 2017 Investor CARE Awards at its annual REITWeek investor forum in New York. Read More

First Quarter REIT Industry FFO Up From Year Ago, But Down From Last Quarter

U.S. stock exchange-listed Equity REITs showed a decline in Funds From Operations (FFO) in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the final quarter of last year, but delivered gains in most other operating performance measures, including Net Operating Income (NOI) and occupancy rates.  Read More