Property Segments: Data Centers Lead With 38% Total Return

Data Centers were the top performing Equity REIT property segment in the first six months of 2016 with a 37.82 percent total return.  Free Standing Retail, which consists of retail facilities occupied by a single tenant, was the second best performing segment with a 34.46 percent gain.  Specialty REITs gained 30.40 percent; the Single Family Home segment gained 25.01 percent; Industrial REITs rose 22.87 percent; and Infrastructure REITs rose 20.36 percent.

The Manufactured Home segment produced an 18.14 percent total return in the first six months of the year, Shopping Centers gained 17.18 percent and Health Care REITs gained 16.28 percent.

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