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  • Nareit Media Blog
    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.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    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.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    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. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    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.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    4/11/2016

    REITS Deliver Strong First Quarter Performance

    Equity REITs significantly outperformed the broader equity market in March and the first quarter of 2016. The total return of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the U.S. REIT market including both Equity and Mortgage REITs, was 9.99 percent in March and 5.86 percent in the first quarter.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    4/11/2016

    Free Standing Retail REITs Lead REIT Market Returns

    Free Standing Retail REITs, a property segment made up primarily of REITs that lease properties on a triple net lease basis, delivered an 18.69 percent total return in the first quarter of 2016, more than three times the gain of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    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. 

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