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  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/19/2020

    REITs Declined Last Week

    Last week’s decline breaks a string of gains the to prior weeks, but REITs are still up 2.1% month-to-date.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/19/2020

    Consumer Spending Is on Track Heading Into Holiday Season

    Retail sales jumped 1.9% in September, beating expectations by a wide margin, as consumer spending has recovered ground lost early in the pandemic and marches steadily higher. Despite worries about the job market and risks to the economic recovery,...
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/15/2020

    Retail Property Markets and REITs are Recovering

    E-commerce surged in the spring, but stores are reopening and curbside pickup is a popular hybrid of online shopping and bricks-and-mortar delivery. Many shoppers enjoy the retail experience and still prefer to check the size, fit, and appearance at a bricks & mortar store.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/15/2020

    Tracking Credit Rating Changes During the Pandemic

    REITs outperformed most other GICs sectors with only 5.8% of the REIT market cap downgraded. REITs were the third best performing GICS sector by this measure.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/13/2020

    REITs Gained Ground Last Week

    This was the second week of rising share prices, after four straight weeks edging lower through September.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/6/2020

    How Will Work-from-home Affect Office Markets Over the Medium- to Long-term?

    The next few years will almost certainly see a move towards less density, and it is unclear how much overall demand for office space will decline due to WFH if there is an offsetting increase in the space per worker.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/5/2020

    REITs Rally Outpaced Broader Markets Last Week

    REITs rallied last week, with the FTSE-Nareit All Equity REITs index posting a total return of 5.5%, trimming the year-to-date decline in total returns to the single digits.

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