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

    Comparing Real Estate Values in the Liquid and Illiquid Markets

    There’s a persistent, predictable relationship between the liquid and illiquid real estate markets: private-side real estate valuations respond more slowly to changes in market conditions than do public-side valuations, so the values in private, illiquid markets typically lag public market values by two to five quarters on average, depending on whether participants in private markets are evaluating market conditions by looking at completed transactions or at property appraisals.  Correcting for that lag can give you a pretty good sense of whether a public/private arbitrage opportunity has arisen.