Infrastructure, Data Centers and Manufactured Homes were the top performing Equity REIT property segments in the year-to-date through August. The Infrastructure Sector, whose equity market capitalization consists primarily of cellular phone tower companies, led the REIT market with a total return of 34.07 percent for the first eight months of 2017. The Data Centers sector delivered a 31.79 percent total return, and the Manufactured Homes segment’s total return was 22.05 percent.
Other Equity REIT market segments whose total returns exceeded the 6.89 percent total return of the benchmark FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index for the first eight months of the year were:
- Industrial – 19.25 percent
- Single Family Homes – 16.19 percent
- Specialty – 14.20 percent
- Timber – 10.79 percent
- Health Care – 9.79 percent
- Apartments – 7.83 percent