REITs invest in the majority of real estate property types, including offices, apartment buildings, warehouses, retail centers, medical facilities, data centers, cell towers, infrastructure and hotels.
The report and its 30-plus case studies feature REIT leadership and ESG innovation from a variety of sectors and serves as a tool to assess the scale and impact of the REIT industry’s ESG commitments and initiatives.
With strong operational performance and balance sheets, REITs are well-positioned to navigate economic and market uncertainty in 2023.
With the risk of recession a dominant theme for 2023, Nareit’s Ed Pierzak explains that “a recession does not have to equate to negative property total returns.”
This virtual event features six 90-minute classes about the fundamentals of ESG in commercial real estate. The curriculum will cover each aspect of ESG—topics include program planning, implementation and reporting, DEI initiatives, climate change and carbon accounting.
For 60 years, Nareit has led the U.S. REIT industry by ensuring its members’ best interests are promoted by providing unparalleled advocacy, investor outreach, continuing education and networking.
REITs (real estate investment trusts) are a practical way for all investors to invest in large-scale, income-producing, professionally managed companies that own commercial real estate. Here are answers to fundamental questions about REITs.
What is a REIT?
U.S. REITs were established by Congress in 1960 to give all investors, especially small investors, access to income-producing real estate. Since then, the U.S. REIT approach has flourished and served as the model for around 40 countries around the world.
mREITs led the performance of the U.S. REIT industry in the first three quarters of 2017. The FTSE Nareit Mortgage REITs Index delivered a 20.04 percent total return for the period, helped by a 3.50 percent gain in the third quarter.
Total returns of stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs, led by Mortgage REITs, climbed in June, the second quarter and the first half of 2017, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts reported.
Private REITs are real estate funds or companies that are exempt from SEC registration and whose shares do not trade on national stock exchanges. Private REITs generally can be sold only to institutional investors.
Mortgage REITs are an investment in real estate finance that combine high current income with long-term total return and portfolio diversification. MREITs have delivered a 21.2 percent total return over the past year, outpacing most other investments over this period.
The total return of the U.S. Equity REIT market fell short of the S&P 500’s gain in 2016, while Mortgage REITs nearly doubled the total return of the broader equity market.
Mortgage REITs (mREITS) provide financing for income-producing real estate by purchasing or originating mortgages and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and earning income from the interest on these investments.
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The REIT Directory provides a comprehensive list of REIT and publicly traded real estate companies that are members of Nareit. The directory can be sorted and filtered by sector, listing status, and stock performance.