Quick Study: REITs Follow Broader Markets Down in August

In the latest edition of Quick Study, Brad Case, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and industry information, discussed the difficult market conditions that prevailed on U.S. REITs in August.

The total returns of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index dipped 5.7 percent during the month, while the S&P 500 Index lost 6.0 percent.

“August was a very difficult month for investors. There really wasn’t any safe place to be invested,” Case said.

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