REITs End 2016 with a Total Return of 9.3 Percent

REIT returns reversed a four-month downward trend in December   as concerns about rising interest rates eased, market watchers said.

The FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index  had a total return of 4.2 percent in December, while the S&P 500 index return was 2.0 percent. Total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All Equity Index were 4.5 percent in December, while total returns of the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index were 0.7 percent.


NAREIT Launches Total REIT Industry Tracker (T-Tracker) Series

NAREIT is releasing a new report, the Total REIT Industry Tracker Series, or as T-Tracker. Calvin Schnure, NAREIT senior vice president for research and economic analysis, provided an overview of the new report.

Schnure explained that T-Tracker is a quarterly report containing a series of measures of operating performance of all U.S. listed REITs. The Tracker Series has three components: the Funds From Operations (FFO) tracker; the Net Operating Income (NOI) tracker; and the Dividend Tracker.

NAREIT T-Tracker