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  • Market Commentary Blog

    COVID-19 Shutdowns Impacted CRE Markets Right Away

    The business closures and social distancing designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 had a significant impact on demand for commercial real estate, vacancies and rent growth across the major property sectors.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Market Conditions Calm a bit for REIT Returns

    Last week the index posted a total return of negative 4.5%, the second week of single-digit moves after much sharper gyrations both up and down in the early stages of the crisis.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Weakness in Durable Goods Orders Focused on Transportation

    We are not expecting a “V” shaped recovery because some effects of the virus are likely to remain for quite some time. This news on durable goods orders, though, is consistent with underlying business fundamentals remaining intact for now despite the shutdown.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Nareit Member Survey Results on COVID-19 and April Rent Collections

    Fifty-four listed equity REITs responded between April 8 and April 15, representing most property sectors and almost $418 billion in equity market capitalization or 44% of the FTSE Nareit All Equity REIT equity market capitalization.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    REIT Share Prices Little Changed Last Week, Q1 Earnings Season Opens Soon

    In more normal times a weekly move up or down of nearly 4% would be major news, but in a period of heightened volatility during the covid-19 crisis, this is the smallest move in quite a while.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Policy Moves Sparked Rebound in REITs, S&P 500 Last Week

    The markets have gained ground in two of the past three weeks despite news of record levels of jobless claims as firms close to curb the spread of COVID-19. 
  • Market Commentary Blog

    REITs, Broader Equity Markets Gave Back Some Gains Last Week

    REITs declined in the week ended April 3, with a total return of -7.67%, giving back almost half of the gains they posted the week before.