News by Topic : Industry performance

  • 5/11/2016

    REIT Market Rebalancing in April

    NAREIT’s Brad Case says underlying fundamentals remain solid.

  • 5/9/2016

    Millennials Changing Real Estate Market, Consultant Says

    Stuart Eisenberg of BDO USA says REITs face challenges in finding deals that make sense.

  • 5/3/2016

    REITs Dip in April; Fundamentals Remain Firm

    First-quarter earnings present positive outlook, analysts say.

  • 5/2/2016

    Property Values Dip Slightly in April, Mainly in South and West

    Investment real estate values declined by -0.32 percent during April 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. 

  • 4/29/2016

    Are REITs “Just Small-Cap Value Stocks”?

    Here’s a comment that was much more common when I started this job in 2006 than it is today: exchange-traded equity REITs, people used to say, are essentially “just small-cap value stocks,” implying that they didn’t offer any significant diversification benefit that you couldn’t get simply by holding a mutual fund or ETF focused on the small-cap value segment of the stock market.

  • 4/25/2016

    Correlations and Volatilities by Property Type

    Stock exchange-listed Equity REITs have historically provided not merely strong long-term total returns and steady current income, but also several forms of diversification.

  • 4/22/2016

    IPO Market on Hold as Volatility Keeps Companies Sidelined, NYSE Manager Says

    Ron Bohlert of the NYSE says real estate assets continue to offer transparency and liquidity.

  • 4/20/2016

    Comparing Average REIT Returns and Stocks Over Long Periods

     The total returns of exchange-traded U.S. Equity REITs have generally outpaced those of other U.S. stocks over long investment periods. Investors need to know whether that long-term outperformance by REITs is the “normal” state of affairs, or whether it could be only the result of a last-minute run-up in REIT stock values.

  • 4/19/2016

    Historical Outperformance by Equity REITs Extends to Almost Every Property Type

    As an asset class, stock exchange-traded equity real estate has provided higher returns than other public equity investments over most significant historical periods. The outperformance by exchange-traded Equity REITs for long holding periods has not been limited to just a small set of property types.

  • 4/18/2016

    Volatilities and Correlations, Somewhat Elevated in February, Subsided in March

    Both volatilities and correlations have come down and are now firmly within their long-term normal ranges. Estimated REIT volatilities were above 21.9% only from January 21st through February 19th, and was most recently estimated at 11.8% using data through April 15th.