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  • Nareit Developments blog
    2/14/2020

    Household Finances and the Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported last week that household debt increased $193 billion in the fourth quarter to a record-high $14.15 trillion, prompting some concerns about possible risks to the economic outlook from rising indebtedness.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/7/2020

    Solid Job Market Signals Continued REIT Performance

    Rising GDP and the job growth that goes with it are the most important determinants of demand for real estate, as businesses need more office space for workers and industrial space to produce, store and ship goods.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    2/7/2020

    Climate Change Playing Bigger Role in Assessment of Companies’ Risk

    Concern about business risks associated with climate change is growing in the insurance, banking, credit rating and other financial services industries, according to an article by Deloitte risk management staff members published in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    2/7/2020

    CalSTRS Commits to Low Carbon Investments; Highlights Alexandria Real Estate Equities

    CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, has affirmed its commitment to long-term environmental sustainability by adopting a new investment belief that establishes climate change as a fundamental consideration in all investment decisions.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/5/2020

    Economic Fundamentals for Real Estate Remain Solid

    A moderate supply of new buildings is helping to keep vacancy rates low and reduces risks of a market downturn due to excess construction in the months and years ahead.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/5/2020

    REITs’ Economic Contribution Supports Nearly 2.4 million Jobs in 2018

    From 2016 to 2018, the jobs equivalent contribution from REITs is up an estimated 19.0%.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/4/2020

    REITs Outperform Broad Market in January

    Compared against broad market benchmarks, REITs outperformed the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market by 1.4 percentage points, large cap S&P 500 by 1.3 percentage points, and the small cap Russell 2000 by 4.47 percentage points in January 2020.

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