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  • Nareit Media Blog
    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.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    1/8/2016

    REIT Returns Ahead of Broader Equity Market in 2015

    Stock exchange-listed REITs outperformed the broader U.S. equity market in 2015.  Additionally, in a year in which large-cap stocks outperformed mid- and small-caps, large-cap REITs outperformed other large-cap equities.  REITs also outperformed small-cap growth and value stocks, financials, utilities, global stocks and hedge funds.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    1/8/2016

    REITs Continue to Provide Attractive Dividend Yields

    REITs continued to reward income-seeking investors in 2015.  At December 31, the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was 4.30 percent, and the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was 3.85 percent.  The FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index posted a dividend yield of 12.15 percent at year-end.  
  • Nareit Media Blog
    1/8/2016

    Sector Results: Storage and Residential REITs Lead

    The Self-Storage and Residential property sectors led the overall REIT market in total returns in 2015. Self-Storage sector delivered a 40.65 percent total return for the year; Manufactured Homes delivered a 25.65 percent total return; and Apartments gained 16.45 percent.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    1/8/2016

    REITs Continued to Raise Capital and Market Grew in 2015

    Stock exchange-listed REITs raised a total of $59.29 billion in public capital in 2015, compared with $63.64 billion raised in 2014.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index grew to 223 REITs with a combined equity market capitalization of $939 billion at year end 2015, up from 216 REITs with a combined market capitalization of $907 billion at the end of 2014. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    1/8/2016

    Gauging the Impact of Rising Interest Rates

     To gauge the possible impact of continued Fed tightening on REIT operating performance in 2016, NAREIT economist Calvin Schnure analyzed REIT industry operating performance during the 2004-2006 cycle of gradual Fed rate increases following what was then a historically long period of low rates.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    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.”  

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