Capital Markets

Can Apartment REITs Turn It Around in 2017?

Supply is the name of the game with the apartment sector, which uncharacteristically underperformed through 2016. The sector, which has been a perennial leader in recent years, posted a flat 2.86 percent total return for the year, a stark contrast with its more than 50 percent rise during 2014 and 2015. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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2016 in Review: REITs Start Strong but Slow Down

In a volatile year, the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index posted a modest total return of 9.3 percent in 2016, while the S&P 500 saw a total return of 12 percent. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) enjoyed a pleasant opening to the year, followed by a skittish second half as interest rate concerns applied downward pressure.

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ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance: Facing Uncertainty

ULI life trustee Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy shared with Urban Land some key findings and insights from the ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance.

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Opportunities in the Year Ahead for China

Though next year could be a tough one for investors in Chinese real estate, the country’s economy is also more entwined with that of the rest of the world than ever before, speakers said at the 2016 ULI China Mainland Winter Meeting in Shanghai.

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Recent Articles

  • Industrial REITs on the Nice List, Continue Strong Performance

    December 19, 2016

    Industrial real estate investment trusts recently hit their second-highest year-to-date return for 2016 at 24.98 percent. While industry professionals have raised concerns that supply and demand issues may plague the next 12 to 24 months, the industrial sector has been noticeably active as it has posted high aggregate occupancy and low delinquency rates. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Treasury Yields Weigh on REIT Returns in November

    December 12, 2016

    As the year winds down, returns on real estate investments trusts have continued to slump as gains in interest rates put downward pressure on the sector. According to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the total returns for the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index dropped 2 percent in November while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 3.7 percent. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Canada: Five Cities Poised for Growth in 2017

    December 9, 2016

    Despite the perennial speculations of a housing market crash, there is room for growth in the Canadian real estate market, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, as investors are moving east and toward more mixed-use developments. Canada seems poised for a year of stability regardless of concerns about a possible pullback in the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets.

  • How Will a December Rate Hike Affect REITs?

    December 5, 2016

    While the U.S. economy’s steady growth and low unemployment rate have strengthened the case for raising key interest rates, savvy investors will likely still find yield in specific sectors. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Future of Global Capital: Low Interest Rates, High Volatility

    November 8, 2016

    Global finance experts speaking at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in late October said that institutional investors were preparing for an extended period of low interest rates and global volatility. But U.S. election results soon added another layer of complexity.

  • REITs Drop in October, Still Outperform Broader Market

    November 7, 2016

    October share prices for REITS were lower month-over-month, and all sectors posted lower returns, except for infrastructure REITs which reported 18.3 percent in total returns for the year. Despite the decline in prices and performance, sector returns continue to surpass the S&P 500. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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