News by Topic : Press release

  • 11/16/2016

    NAREIT Names 2016 Leader In The Light Award Winners

    NAREIT today recognized the REIT industry’s leading companies in the area of sustainability over the past 12 months – the winners of its annual Leader in the Light Awards.

  • 11/15/2016

    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.

  • 11/9/2016

    Funds From Operations Of Listed U.S. Equity REITs Fell 3.3% In Third Quarter, But Rose 6.8% Above Year-Ago Level

    Operating performance of U.S. stock exchange-listed Equity REITs eased modestly in the third quarter, following increases in the first two quarters of the year. 

  • 11/8/2016

    NAREIT Names 2017 Officers and Board Members

    NAREIT’s new Chair is Timothy J. Naughton, Chairman and CEO of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Naughton takes over from NAREIT’s 2016 Chair, Edward J. Fritsch, President and CEO of Highwoods Properties, Inc.

  • 10/26/2016

    Wilshire Funds Management Study Presents New Approach To Income-Oriented Retirement Planning

    New research from Wilshire Funds Management, sponsored by NAREIT and based on portfolio optimizations using 40 years of investment return data through 2015, showed that adding a range of high income-generating assets (including REITs) to a traditional retirement-stage portfolio could boost income returns by nearly 40 percent, while providing comparable total returns and no increase in risk.

  • 10/25/2016

    U.S. REITs Outpace Broader Equity Market In First Three Quarters

    U.S. REIT returns continued to outpace returns of the broader equity market in the first three quarters of 2016, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the U.S. REIT industry containing both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered a 12.57 percent total return in the first nine months of 2016.  The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index, delivered a total return of 12.31 percent in the same period, and the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index delivered a total return of 20.16 percent.  In comparison, the S&P 500’s total return was 7.84 percent.

  • 7/14/2016

    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.

  • 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.