Calvin Schnure

Calvin Schnure

Calvin Schnure is Nareit’s senior vice president, research & economic analysis. He analyzes developments in the macro economy and their impact on REITs and commercial property markets, and on financial returns to REITs.

  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/29/2020

    Job Markets, Business Reopenings Signal Coming Turnaround for CRE, REITs

    The gradual reopening of the economy in the weeks and months ahead will restart the cash flows for many businesses small and large.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/27/2020

    REIT Property Sectors All Rose Last Week

    The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index posted a total return of 6.9%, the strongest weekly return in six weeks and outpacing the 3.5% total return on the Russell 1000.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/22/2020

    The Outlook for REITs During the COVID-19 Crisis

    The REIT sector overall entered this crisis period from a stronger position than in previous market downturns in terms of operational performance, balance sheet strength and sources of liquidity available for the potentially lean months ahead.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/21/2020

    REIT Earnings Declined 9% in First Quarter on COVID-19 Issues

    REIT earnings were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in the first quarter, with funds from operation (FFO) declining 9.0% from the prior quarter, to $15.0 billion, according to the Nareit T-Tracker®.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/18/2020

    REITs, Broader Equity Markets See-Saw on Prospects for Reopening the Economy

    The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index closed down 8.2% for the week ended May 15th, the first weekly decline for the month of May.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/14/2020

    Growing Dry Powder Pool May Boost Economic Recovery, REITs

    There's a $2 trillion stimulus fund you haven't heard about, and it’s growing bigger every day.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/11/2020

    REIT Markets Edged Higher for the Second Week; Volatility is Down

    Most sectors were up, including a 10.3% total return for timber REITs, a 6.9% total return for specialty REITs and 6.7% total return for commercial financing mREITs.

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