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 Rose Across the Board Last Week

These latest gains, the fourth straight weekly increase, lifted year-to-date returns to 13.5%.

Weekly REIT returns for April 19
Will Pent Up Demand for Weddings Help Hotels Recover?

Leisure travel is starting to show signs of recovery, indicated by a spring break bump at our nation’s airports, and one area that is practically bursting to get back to business are weddings and wedding receptions.

Wedding scene in Hawaii
REITs Moved Slightly Higher Last Week

REIT share prices moved higher last week, with a 0.3% total return on the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index.

Weekly REIT returns chart
REITs Supported 2.6 million Jobs in 2019

From 2016 to 2019, the jobs equivalent contribution from REITs has risen by 600 thousand.

2019 Jobs chart
REITs’ Recovery Gained Momentum in March

The recovery in REIT share prices gained momentum in March as the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index delivered a total return of 5.5%.

Weekly chart for REIT Returns for week of April 7, 2021
What’s Ahead for Commercial Real Estate and REITs During the Economy’s Reopening 2.0?

The pandemic appears to be at a major turning point as vaccine production and distribution have hit stride. The economy will reach a major turning point soon afterwards, which will raise several issues for real estate and REITs.

GDP Output Gap chart
REITs Rose Last Week

Last week’s gains lifted year-to-date returns to 9.6%.

Weekly REIT Returns for March 29
Retail Rebound: Brick-and-Mortar Resilience

Sales through brick-and-mortar locations are likely to rebound later this year and next, as the spread of vaccines makes it safe to spend more time in shops and malls again.

E-Commerce chart
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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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