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  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/24/2020

    REITs Owned Over 520,000 Properties in 2018

    Nareit’s annual update of REIT property counts and estimated gross asset values by state and property sector is now available on the revamped REITs Across America website. At the end of 2018, domestic REITs owned 520,780 properties and 16.7 million...
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/10/2019

    Nareit Research Shows Increase in REIT Ownership

    Nareit estimates 86.6 American adults, or 44% of American households, own REIT stocks directly or indirectly through mutual funds, ETFs or target date funds.
  • 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.
  • 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
    2/5/2020

    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
    2/4/2020

    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.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    1/10/2020

    2019 Total Return Index Performance

    The FTSE Nareit U.S. Real Estate Index Series posted positive total return performance across all property sectors in 2019.

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