Impact of COVID-19 on the REIT Industry: Outlook and Opportunities

While the REIT market has grown and become more diversified over the past two decades, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy has been widespread and profound, surfacing both challenges and opportunities for investors in real estate and REITs.

FTSE Russell, Nareit and Wilshire Associates will host a webinar on Tuesday June 16 at 2:00 p.m. EDT titled “Impact of COVID-19 on the REIT Industry: Outlook and Opportunities.” The webinar will focus on how REITs are positioned in the current environment; review the differences across property sectors and how today’s market dislocations may provide opportunities for some investors; and explore the long-term role REITs can play in diversifying institutional pension and retirement investment portfolios.

Panelists include Nareit’s EVP Research & Investor Outreach, John Worth; Wilshire Associates' Managing Director, Nathan Palmer; and FTSE Russell’s Director, Product Management, Catherine Yoshimoto.

They will explore questions such as:

  • How are REITs positioned in the current environment?
  • Are there potential opportunities that may arise from market dislocations that long-term investors should be thinking about?
  • Can 401(k) Retirement Plans benefit from REIT allocations throughout a target date fund glidepath?

Learn more and register for the webinar here.

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