Industry data and research highlights the investment performance benefits and opportunities of REIT-based real estate investments to institutional and individual investors, financial advisers, policymakers and the media. Nareit provides a range of stock performance data for both domestic and global REITs as well as a series of industry performance measures tracked daily, monthly and yearly. 

Market Commentary
REITs Post Their Strongest Monthly Performance Year-to-Date

The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index posted a total return of 8.6% and the FTSE Nareit Equity REITs Index rose 9.1% in July.

More REITs Rated Investment Grade; Unsecured Debt Becomes More Popular for REITs’ Capital Raising

At year-end 2021, 89 REITs representing 91% of market cap in the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index were rated debt issuers.

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REIT ESG Performance and Disclosure Improvements

REITs are making great strides in ESG by working to enhance ESG data and disclosure.

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REITs Support Completion Portfolios with Increased Returns and Lower Volatility

Over the past two decades, the structure of the economy has changed dramatically, and we see this most clearly in how work, shopping, and leisure are increasingly connected to the digital economy.

REIT Sectors Over Time
REITs Outperform Stocks as Economy Experiences High Inflation in June 2022

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the June 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) data showing continued high inflation at 9.1% annually.

REIT Returns Compared to SP500
Global Real Estate Narrowly Outperforms Broader Markets in June

Financial markets continue to face the headwinds of tightening monetary policy and inflationary pressures driven by food and energy prices.

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REIT Capital Market Update: June 2022

U.S. REITs raised $13.6 billion from secondary debt and equity offerings in the second quarter of 2022, down from $27.5 billion raised during the same period in 2021.

Despite Declines, REITs Outperformed Broader Markets in June

REITs outperformed broader markets by nearly 1.3% in June, as the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 75 basis points and signaled a more aggressive approach to fighting inflation in the coming months.

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REITWatch is a monthly statistical publication intended to provide a snapshot of the REIT industry. It includes data derived from the FTSE Nareit U.S. Real Estate Index Series and the FTSE/EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series in addition to tracking the performance of individual REITs.

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