News by Topic : Industry performance

  • 4/4/2017

    REIT Fundamentals Keeping Market on “Solid Keel”

    NAREIT’s Calvin Schnure points to benefits of REITs’ low leverage and high occupancy levels.

  • 4/4/2017

    REIT Governance Specialist Says Valuation Estimates Spurring Activism

    Venable partner Jim Hanks urges continued and enhanced shareholder engagement.

  • 4/4/2017

    Growth of REIT Industry Helping Attract Activists, Menna Says

    Goodwin Procter’s Gil Menna says REITs already offering high level of transparency.

  • 3/23/2017

    MIT’s David Geltner on the Data Revolution in Real Estate

    A revolution is coming in real estate investment, according to MIT professor David Geltner.

  • 3/21/2017

    Entering a New Era for Tax Reform

    NAREIT has played an instrumental role in advocating for the framework of rules undergirding this thriving industry. That will continue as we enter a new stage in the potential evolution of U.S. tax laws.

  • 3/17/2017

    Generation Gaps

    Time—and, of course, success—can go a long way toward changing the perception about anything.

  • 3/8/2017

    REITs Post Solid Earnings Growth in 4th Quarter of 2016

    Calvin Schnure

    NAREIT’s Calvin Schnure highlights quarterly T-Tracker data.

  • 3/7/2017

    Equity REITs Post 7.4 Percent Gain in FFO in 2016

    Equity REITs reported a 7.4 percent gain in funds from operations in the fourth quarter, according to recently-released T-Tracker® data.

  • 2/24/2017

    Valuing Mortgage REITs: Exactly How Enticing Should a >10% Dividend Yield Be?

    The headline for the Mortgage REIT industry is a big one: the dividends paid by exchange-traded Mortgage REITs yield 10.54%, on average, as of the beginning of February 2017. 

  • 2/17/2017

    REITs and Interest Rates: Myths and Markets

    Here’s the myth: an increase in interest rates is bad for real estate investors.  Here’s the empirical fact: the historical evidence shows that real estate investors—at least those who invest through exchange-traded REITs—have usually done better during rising-rate environments than when interest rates were declining.