January 1972 NAREIT REIT Index debuts as the first REIT index available to investors for benchmarking the price and total return investment performance of REITs. The index originates the classification of Equity, Mortgage and Hybrid REITs.

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Watch a video with the author of "The Essential REIT," Ralph Block, discussing the importance of the launch of NAREIT's index and Chris Lucas, managing director and senior REIT analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co., discussing later enhancements to the index.