The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index rose last week, with a total return of 1.7%. Last week’s increase brought year-to-date returns to 22.7%.
The increases were broadly based, with nearly all property sectors rising. Health care REITs had the biggest increase with total returns of 4.2%, and several other sectors had weekly returns of 2.0% or higher, including retail, self storage, timber, residential, lodging/resorts, and industrial. The only property sector to decline was data centers, with a total return of negative 2.6%.
mREITs also rose last week, with a total return of 5.0% for home financing mREITs, and 2.9% for commercial financing mREITs.