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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

Data Centers Lead REIT Performance In 2017 Through April

Data Centers led the entire REIT market’s performance in the first four months of 2017 with an 18.03 percent total return, and Home Financing REITs led the Mortgage REIT market with a 16.82 percent return. Read More

Yield Seekers Find Rewards In Home Financing REITs

Home Financing REITs led the REIT market with a 10.72 percent dividend yield at the end of April 2017. Read More

REIT Market Continues To Grow

The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index grew to $986.1 billion at the end of April 2017, up from $914 billion at the end of April 2016. Read More

Mortgage REITs Running Ahead Of S&P 500

Mortgage REITs’ total returns on average continued to outpace the S&P 500’s in April 2017 and doubled the performance of the broad market index in the first four months of the year. Read More

Mortgage REITs Outpace S&P 500 in 1Q2017

Mortgage REIT returns outperformed Equity REITs and the broader equity market in the first quarter of 2017. Read More

Seven Equity REIT Market Segments Outperform Index in 2017’s First Quarter

Home Financing REITs delivered a 12.19 percent gain to outpace the overall FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index in the first quarter, while Commercial Financing REITs gained 6.47 percent. Read More

REITs Deliver Strong First Quarter 2017 Dividend Yields

Income investors continued to find REITs attractive in the first quarter of 2017.  Read More

Capital Raised in 2017 First Quarter Sets 3-year Record

Publicly listed REITs raised more capital in the first quarter of 2017 than in any quarter since the second quarter of 2014. Read More

REITs Rebound In February

REITs rebounded in February after a slow start to the year, outpacing the S&P 500 in the month.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest index of the U.S. REIT market including both Equity and Mortgage REITs, gained 4.16 percent on a total return basis in February. Read More