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  • Nareit Media Blog
    6/15/2016

    Property Values Increased In May

    Investment real estate values increased by +0.57 percent during May 2016 according to the FTSE NAREIT PureProperty® Index Series, which provides the earliest measurement of changes in the market values of properties held for investment purposes. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    6/15/2016

    Income Growth Accelerates as REITs Enjoy Rising Occupancy

    The recovery in commercial real estate markets for the past several years has been uneven and often disappointing, much like the economy as a whole. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    6/15/2016

    Understanding REITs: How Do REITs Support America’s Communications Infrastructure?

    It takes a lot of real estate to make your cell phone, social media platforms and office network function. That real estate is increasingly owned by REITs. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    6/28/2016

    Listed Equity REITs Were Top-Performing Asset In Study Of 200 Major Pension Funds

    The study provides a comprehensive review of investment allocations and actual investment performance across 12 asset groups. The analysis looks at fund performance over 17 years, the longest period for which CEM had data for some of the assets studied, and it utilizes a proprietary dataset covering more than 200 public and private sector pension plans with over $3 trillion in combined assets under management. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/8/2016

    REITs Outperform S&P 500 In Year’s First Half

    Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs further extended their lead in total returns over the broader equity market in June and the first half of 2016.  According to NAREIT, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the listed U.S. REIT industry containing both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered a total return of 6.68 percent in June and 13.65 percent in the first six months of 2016. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    REITs Outperform S&P 500 In 2016 First Half

    Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs extended their lead in total returns over the broader equity market in June and the first half of 2016. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the listed U.S. REIT industry containing both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered a total return of 6.68 percent in June and 13.65 percent in the first six months of 2016. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    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.

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