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 Along with Broader Markets in October

REITs and stocks posted their first positive monthly performance since July.

All Equity REITs vs Stocks
Historical Real Estate Performance Before, During, and After U.S. Recessions

After experiencing two consecutive quarters of negative growth in the first half of 2022, U.S. real GDP grew by 2.6% in the third quarter this year.

Four Quarter Public and Private Real Estate Total Return Chart
REIT Solar Opportunities: 3.5 Billion Square Feet of Roof Space

The U.S. is shifting toward a greater interest in renewable energy, and the rooftop areas of buildings across the country offer a potential source of energy generation with the installation of solar panels.

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Historical REIT Outperformance Across Inflation, Interest Rate, and Economic Growth Regimes

With inflation remaining at 40-year highs, interest rates escalating, and economic growth contracting, the U.S. economy is in a precarious state.

Average Annual Public and Private Real Estate Total Returns
REIT Capital Market Update: September 2022

U.S. REITs raised $6.2 billion from secondary debt and equity offerings in the third quarter of 2022, down from $11.1 billion raised in the second quarter.

US REIT Property Acquisitions and Dispositions
REITs Own 535,000 Properties in the U.S.

Nareit’s annual update of REIT property counts and estimated gross asset values by state and property sector is now available on the REITs Across America website.

US REIT Properties Map
REITs Fell Sharply Along with Broader Markets in September

In September, REITs and stocks posted their worst monthly performance since March 2020, as a hawkish Federal Reserve warned that measures to bring inflation under control could bring “some pain” to U.S. financial markets, and Treasury yields continued to rise.

All Equity REITs vs Stocks
REITs Supported 3.2 Million Jobs in 2021

REITs supported an estimated 3.2 million fulltime equivalent (FTE) jobs in the U.S. in 2021, producing $229 billion in labor income, according to EY’s latest Economic Contribution of REITs report, commissioned by Nareit.

Economic Contributions by REITs in Full Time Job Equivalent Jobs
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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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