Year-to-Date, FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index Up 7.1%

REIT share prices came under pressure in October with concerns of rising interest rates bearing down on the market, according to analysts. However, REIT returns continued to lead the S&P 500 through the first 10 months of the year.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index dropped 4.9 percent in October, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.8 percent.