REIT Property Sectors All Rose Last Week

REIT property sectors posted positive returns across the board last week as attention turned towards reopening the economy. 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.

Returns by property sector ranged from low single-digit gains to the high teens. Data centers and infrastructure had weekly total returns of 2.7% and 4.6%, respectively. These tech-related sectors have been little affected by the covid-19 crisis, and last week’s gains added to their positive returns year-to-date.

At the other end of the spectrum are several sectors that had a double-digit rebound from declines earlier this year. Lodging/resorts had a total return of 17.5%, yet remain deep in the red for the year-to-date. Specialty REITs, health care, timber, and commercial and home financing mREITs all had total returns greater than 10%.

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