Single Family Homes, Specialty and Timber REIT Segments Lead Market

The Single Family Homes, Specialty and Timber REIT property segments led the Equity REIT market with double-digit total returns in the first two months of 2017.  Single Family Homes delivered a 14.55 percent total return in the first two months, followed by Specialty REITs, which were up 13.11 percent, and Timber REITs, up 10.98 percent.

Other market segments that outperformed the 4.19 percent total return of the benchmark FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index in the first two months of the year were:

  • Manufactured Homes, up 9.01 percent
  • Data Centers, up 8.65 percent
  • Infrastructure, up 8.41 percent
  • Health Care, up 7.14 percent
  • Office, up 6.37 percent
  • Diversified, up 5.53 percent
  • Free Standing Retail, up 4.87 percent


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