News by Topic : Press release

  • 7/8/2016

    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. 

  • 6/28/2016

    Listed Equity REITs Were Top-Performing Asset In Study Of 200 Major Pension Funds

    The study provides a comprehensive review of investment allocations and actual investment performance across 12 asset groups. The analysis looks at fund performance over 17 years, the longest period for which CEM had data for some of the assets studied, and it utilizes a proprietary dataset covering more than 200 public and private sector pension plans with over $3 trillion in combined assets under management. 

  • 6/7/2016

    NAREIT Presents 2016 Investor Care Awards

    NAREIT today named the winners of its 2016 Investor CARE Awards at its investor forum, REITWeek, in New York. The annual awards honor NAREIT’s stock exchange-listed REIT and real estate operating company members that demonstrate superior shareholder communications and reporting excellence. All of NAREIT’s listed corporate members – approximately 200 companies – made up the field for this year’s awards. 

  • 5/11/2016

    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.

  • 4/8/2016

    REIT Returns Outpace S&P 500 in March and First Quarter

    Stock exchange-listed Equity REITs significantly outperformed the rest of the equity market in March and the first quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). The total return of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was 9.99 percent in March and 5.86 percent in the first quarter, while the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was up 10.17 percent in March and 5.84 percent in the first quarter.

  • 3/3/2016

    NAREIT T-Tracker Reports REITs Deliver Strong Operating Performance in 2015 and its Fourth Quarter

    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 the latest NAREIT T-Tracker report. The listed REIT industry’s total FFO, NOI and dividends paid increased in each of the four quarters of 2015 over the same quarter in the prior year.  

  • 2/29/2016

    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.

  • 1/12/2016

    Statement Regarding Federal Home Loan Bank Membership

    NAREIT is disappointed with the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s final Federal Home Loan Bank membership rule excluding captive insurers from membership. We note that the FHFA acknowledged a well-known fact, that “mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs) play an important role in the residential mortgage market.”  

  • 1/7/2016

    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.