Data Centers Lead REIT Performance In 2017 Through April

Data Centers led the entire REIT market’s performance in the first four months of 2017 with an 18.03 percent total return, and Home Financing REITs led the Mortgage REIT market with a 16.82 percent return.

In addition to Data Centers, five other Equity REIT market segments delivered double digit total returns and seven segments outperformed the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index’s 2.99 percent gain. The top performing sectors and their returns for the first four months of the year were:

  • Infrastructure – 15.72%
  • Specialty – 14.28%
  • Single Family Homes – 13.71%
  • Timber – 12.44%
  • Manufactured Homes – 11.45%
  • Health Care – 7.50%
  • Industrial – 4.72%

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