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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

Single Family Homes, Specialty and Timber REIT Segments Lead Market

The Single Family Homes, Specialty and Timber REIT property segments led the Equity REIT market with double-digit total returns in the first two months of 2017. Read More

Fourth Quarter 2016 Operating Performance of U.S. Listed Equity REITs Underlines Resilient Real Estate Fundamentals

U.S. stock exchange-listed Equity REITs drove operating and earnings growth higher in the fourth quarter, highlighted by record occupancy rates and rising Funds from Operations. Read More

REIT Indexes Underperform S&P 500 In January, But Five Property Segments Outperform

In January, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest index of the U.S. REIT market, delivered a 0.24 percent total return, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index delivered a 0.17 percent total return and the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index returned 1.60 percent compared to the S&P 500’s 1.90 percent. Read More

US Commercial Real Estate Executives Bet Big on Industrial for 2017

Survey by Altus Group, NAREIT and NCREIF reveals top commercial real estate investment choices of leading executives. Read More

Equity REITs Underperform, Mortgage REITs Outperform Broader Equity Market In 2016

The total return of the U.S. Equity REIT market fell short of the S&P 500’s gain in 2016, while Mortgage REITs nearly doubled the total return of the broader equity market. Read More