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  • 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. 

  • 5/10/2016

    Eight REIT Property Segments Outperform Index In First Four Months Of Year

    Eight Equity REIT property sectors and subsectors outperformed the 3.92 percent total return of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index in the first four months of the year. Three property segments delivered double-digit total returns: Specialty REITs were up 16.77 percent; Free-standing Retail REITs were up 14.85 percent; and Data Centers gained 14.14 percent.

  • 5/10/2016

    Outlook For Real Estate: Are We In The 9th Inning?

    A number of analysts have noted that increasing construction and high property prices often presage a downturn in the sector, and have asked whether this market cycle may be approaching its 9th inning. NAREIT economists have examined data from several sources to shed further light on the question of whether the real estate sector may be approaching a correction.

  • 5/10/2016

    Understanding REITs: How Large And Liquid Is Today’s U.S. Listed REIT Industry?

    At the end of April, the equity market capitalization of the 219 REITs in the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was $972 billion and the equity market capitalization of the 165 REITs in the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was $914 billion.

  • 5/10/2016

    REITs Outperform Broader Equity Market

    U.S. REITs continued to outperform the broader equity market through the first four months of 2016, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) reported. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest measure of the U.S. REIT market including both Equity REITs and Mortgage REITs, delivered a 4.09 percent total return for the first four months of the year. 

  • 5/10/2016

    REIT Yields Continue To Reward Income Investors

    Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs continue to offer strong yields for dividend-seeking investors, outpacing the broader equity market. At the end of April, the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was 4.28 percent, the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was 3.86 percent, and the yield of the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index was 11.61 percent.

  • 5/10/2016

    Property Values Dip Slightly In April

    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.

  • 4/11/2016

    REITS Deliver Strong First Quarter Performance

    Equity REITs significantly outperformed the broader equity market in March and the first quarter of 2016. The total return of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the U.S. REIT market including both Equity and Mortgage REITs, was 9.99 percent in March and 5.86 percent in the first quarter.

  • 4/11/2016

    Property Values Up 3.3% In First Quarter

    Nationwide commercial property values rose 3.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016, as measured by the FTSE NAREIT PureProperty® Index Series. Property values rose 5.6 percent in March, which more than made up for a weak January and tepid February. 

  • 4/11/2016

    Understanding REITs: What Is The Size Of The Contribution REITs Make To The Economy?

    The total economic contribution of U.S. REITs in 2014, the most recent year of complete information, was an estimated 1.8 million full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs and $107.5 billion of labor income.

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