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  • 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. 

  • 7/11/2016

    Dividend Yields: Lodging/Resorts Sector Leads With 5.61% Yield

    REITs continued to attract yield-seeking investors in the first half of the year.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index provided a dividend yield of 3.97 percent on June 30.  The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index provided a dividend yield of 3.59 percent, and the FTSENAREIT Mortgage REITs Index’s dividend yield was 10.87 percent.  In comparison, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 was 2.17 percent.

  • 7/11/2016

    Study: REITs STUDY: REITs Were Top-Performing Pension Fund Asset, But Smallest Allocation

    In a new, 17-year study of asset performance at 200 major pension funds, REITs were the top performing asset, with 12 percent average annual returns.  They also had the lowest allocation, at 0.6 percent of total fund assets.

  • 7/11/2016

    Understanding REITs: Industry Equity Market Cap Breaks $1 Trillion

    The equity market capitalization of the U.S. REIT industry broke the $1 trillion mark in the second quarter of 2016.  On June 30, the 222 REITs in the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index had a combined equity market capitalization of $1.06 trillion, up from a combined $984 billion for the 220 REITs in the same index at the end of the first quarter of the year. 

  • 6/15/2016

    REITs Outpace Equity Market In May And Year-to-Date

    The U.S. REIT market outperformed the broader equity market in May and the first five months of the year. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest measure of the U.S. REIT market including both Equity REITs and Mortgage REITs, delivered a total return of 2.34 percent in May and 6.53 percent for the year through May 31.

  • 6/15/2016

    REITWeek 2016: Key Takeaways

    REITWeek, NAREIT’s annual investor forum, is the REIT industry’s largest investor conference. This year’s REITWeek, held June 7 – 9 in New York had a record attendance of nearly 3,000, as investors, analysts and media gathered to meet with the top management teams of more than 200 REITs. Here are key takeaways from this year’s conference.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 6/15/2016

    Ten Equity REIT Property Segments Beat Index Benchmark

    Ten Equity REIT property segments exceeded the 6.32 percent total return of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index in the first five months of 2016, with five segments delivering double-digit returns.

  • 6/15/2016

    Single-Family Rental Housing Sector Maturing

    Single-Family Homes, one of the newest segments of the Equity REIT market, has shown strong growth this year, delivering an 11.74 percent total return through May. 

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