Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs delivered total returns more than double those of the broader equity market in the year through July. For the first seven months of the year, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the listed U.S. REIT industry containing both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered an 18.05 percent total return. The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index delivered a total return of 18.10 percent, the same as the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index. In comparison, the S&P 500’s total return was 7.66 percent.
On a 12-month basis ended July 31, the total return of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was 21.53 percent. The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index returned 22.33 percent, and the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index returned 10.06 percent. The total return of the S&P 500 for the 12 months ended July 31 was 5.61 percent.