REIT Market Rebalancing in April

In the latest edition of Quick Study, Brad Case, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and industry information, said recent trends in the REIT market reversed somewhat during April.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index fell 1.7 percent in April, while the S&P 500 Index added 0.4 percent.

“You could characterize April as a rebalancing month, where some of the sectors that have outperformed recently underperformed. Overall, it wasn’t a month of very large movements,” Case said.