News by Topic : Press release

  • Real Confidence® Survey Shows CRE Leaders More Confident About U.S. Than Global Economy

    A new survey of C-suite commercial real estate executives and investors showed they are more confident about the state of the U.S. economy than the global economy in 2016. On a scale of 100, the executives rated their confidence in the U.S. economy as 63.3, compared to 45.4 for the global economy. The survey was co-sponsored by NAREIT in conjunction with Altus Group  and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

  • Fourth Quarter 2016 Operating Performance of U.S. Listed Equity REITs Underlines Resilient Real Estate Fundamentals

    U.S. stock exchange-listed Equity REITs drove operating and earnings growth higher in the fourth quarter, highlighted by record occupancy rates and rising Funds from Operations.

  • REITs Underweighted in Funds Relative to their Performance

    The recently updated study provides a comprehensive review of investment allocations and actual investment performance across 12 asset groups over an 18-year period.

  • Real Confidence University Portfolio Challenge II Launches Today

    Dozens of students from universities across North America are competing in the Real Confidence™ University Portfolio Challenge II, a year-long competition for university students to gain hands-on learning experience in public and private commercial real estate investing. The students will take part in an investment simulation competition to manage a $1 billion real estate portfolio, indexed to well-known real estate benchmarks.

  • REIT Returns Ahead of Broader Equity Market in 2015

    According to NAREIT, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the listed U.S. REIT industry that includes both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered a total return of 2.29 percent in 2015. The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index produced a total return of 2.83 percent for the year, while the total return of the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index fell 8.88 percent. In comparison, the S&P Composite 1500, which, like the REIT market, includes large-, mid- and small-cap stocks, returned 1.01 percent.

  • Equity REITs Underperform, Mortgage REITs Outperform Broader Equity Market In 2016

    The total return of the U.S. Equity REIT market fell short of the S&P 500’s gain in 2016, while Mortgage REITs nearly doubled the total return of the broader equity market.

  • FTSE Russell To Create New Real Estate Industry Group Within Its Global Industry Classification System

    The new Real Estate Industry group will be segmented out of the ICB’s Financials Industry group, of which it currently is a part.

  • REITs Outperform S&P 500 In Year’s First Half

    Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs further extended their lead in total returns over the broader equity market in June and the first half of 2016.  According to NAREIT, 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. 

  • REIT Industry Honors Henry and Buller With Leadership and Achievement Awards

    NAREIT today presented its 2016 Industry Leadership Award to David B. Henry, Co-Founder of Peaceable Street Capital and retired Vice Chairman, President and CEO of Kimco Realty Corp. NAREIT also presented its 2016 Industry Achievement Award to Steven Buller, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments.

  • NAREIT T-Tracker Reports U.S. Stock Exchange-Listed REIT Industry Delivers Strong Operating Performance In First Quarter Of 2016

    In an environment in which corporate earnings have been lagging in many industries, the stock exchange-listed U.S. Equity REIT industry continues to deliver solid increases in operating performance fueled by strong occupancies and rent growth.

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