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  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    Dividend Yields: Lodging/Resorts Sector Leads With 5.61% Yield

    REITs continued to attract yield-seeking investors in the first half of the year.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index provided a dividend yield of 3.97 percent on June 30.  The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index provided a dividend yield of 3.59 percent, and the FTSENAREIT Mortgage REITs Index’s dividend yield was 10.87 percent.  In comparison, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 was 2.17 percent.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    Brexit: U.S. Stock Volatility Spiked. U.S. REIT Volatility Didn’t

    Over the two market days following the Brexit vote, U.S. stock market volatility more than doubled, from 9.9 percent (below its inter-quartile range) to 22.0 percent (above its IQR)—but U.S. REIT market volatility only nudged up from 9.6 percent to 10.9 percent.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    Study: REITs STUDY: REITs Were Top-Performing Pension Fund Asset, But Smallest Allocation

    In a new, 17-year study of asset performance at 200 major pension funds, REITs were the top performing asset, with 12 percent average annual returns.  They also had the lowest allocation, at 0.6 percent of total fund assets.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    A Window Into REIT Property Sales And Purchases

    Equity REITs significantly expanded their holdings of income producing real estate in recent years, buying a total of $260 billion of commercial property between 2011 and 2015.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    7/11/2016

    Understanding REITs: Industry Equity Market Cap Breaks $1 Trillion

    The equity market capitalization of the U.S. REIT industry broke the $1 trillion mark in the second quarter of 2016.  On June 30, the 222 REITs in the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index had a combined equity market capitalization of $1.06 trillion, up from a combined $984 billion for the 220 REITs in the same index at the end of the first quarter of the year. 
  • Nareit Media Blog
    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.
  • Nareit Media Blog
    8/12/2016

    REITs More Than Double S&P’s Return In 2016 Through July

    Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs delivered total returns more than double those of the broader equity market in the year through July. 

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