Eight Equity REIT property sectors and subsectors outperformed the 3.92 percent total return of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index in the first four months of the year. Three property segments delivered double-digit total returns: Specialty REITs were up 16.77 percent; Free-standing Retail REITs were up 14.85 percent; and Data Centers gained 14.14 percent. Other Equity REIT market segments that beat the index were Timber REITs, up 9.07 percent; Industrial REITs, up 7.71 percent; Infrastructure REITs, up 6.48 percent; Shopping Centers, up 6.31 percent; and Health Care REITs, which gained 4.08 percent.

Among Mortgage REITs, Home Financing REITs delivered a 9.20 percent total return for the first four months of the year to beat the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index’s 6.05 percent total return.

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