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  • 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.

  • 3/8/2016

    REITs Ahead Of Broader Equity Market In First Two Months Of 2016

    Total returns of stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs fell in the first two months of 2016, but still outperformed the broader equity market. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the listed U.S. REIT industry, including both Equity and Mortgage REITs, declined 3.76 percent in the year through February 29. In comparison, the S&P 500 Index fell 5.09 percent in the same period, and the S&P Composite 1500 which, like the REIT market, includes large-, mid-, and small-cap stocks, fell 5.04 percent.

  • 3/8/2016

    Property Values Gained Slightly In February

    Investment real estate values grew by +0.44% percent during February 2016 according to the FTSE NAREIT PureProperty® Index Series, which provides the earliest measurement of changes in the market values of properties held by REITs for investment purposes.

  • 3/8/2016

    Understanding REITs: How Do REITs Diversify Investment Portfolios?

    REITs provide diversification to investment portfolios because an investment in REITs is an investment in commercial real estate – a different asset class from other stocks and bonds. While returns of other stocks generally follow the business cycle, REIT returns follow the real estate market cycle. 

  • 3/8/2016

    Property Segment Results: Free-Standing Retail Leads Industry

    Free-Standing Retail REITs were the top performing segment of the stock exchange-listed U.S. REIT industry in the first two months of 2016. The segment, which primarily consists of triple net lease REITs, delivered an 11.23 percent total return.

  • 3/8/2016

    T-Tracker®: REITs Deliver Strong Operating Performance, Dividend Growth In 2015

    The stock exchange-listed U.S. REIT industry delivered double-digit increases in operating performance, measured by Funds From Operations (FFO) and Net Operating Income (NOI), as well as dividends paid to shareholders in calendar 2015 and the year’s fourth quarter compared to the same periods in 2014, according to NAREIT’s Total REIT Industry Tracker Series.

  • 2/8/2016

    Sector Results: Free-Standing Retail, Data Centers and Shopping Center REITs Lead

    The Free-Standing Retail, Data Centers and Shopping Center property sectors led the overall REIT market in total returns in January. The six Free-Standing REITs delivered a 7.61 percent total return for the month; the six Data Center companies delivered a 3.79 percent total return; and the 18 Shopping Center REITs gained 2.99 percent.

  • 2/8/2016

    REITs Continue to Provide Attractive Dividend Yields

    REITs continued to reward income-seeking investors in the first month of 2016. At Jan. 31, the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was 4.47 percent, and the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was 4.00 percent. The FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index posted a dividend yield of 12.78 percent in January. In comparison, the Jan. 31 dividend yield of the S&P 500 was 2.34 percent.

  • 2/8/2016

    REITs Continued to Access Captial Markets to Start 2016

    Stock exchange-listed REITs raised a total of $8.09 billion in public capital in January 2016, compared with $8.52 billion raised in January 2015. The bulk of that total was raised in 10 secondary debt offerings totaling $6.25 billion.

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