Early Returns Show REITs Starting 2014 On Strong Note – CoStar Group

Nearly a year after nagging concerns over rising interest rates and other economic factors put a damper on REIT stocks, returns among the publicly traded property owners have started edging up again through the first four months of 2014.

Year-to-date equity REIT returns were up nearly 13.2% through April 29, according to the FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index. Mortgage REITs have also turned around strongly, with returns increasing about 12%.

Year-to-date total returns have been led by self-storage at 18.58%; health care, 16.65%; apartments, 16.2%; office at 13.25%, mixed REITs, 12.53%, retail, 12%, and industrial, 10.90%. Lodging REIT shares increased 8.4% through April 29.

Early Returns Show REITs Starting 2014 On Strong Note – CoStar Group.

About Ernie Saltmarsh

Ernie works for Colliers International in the Northeast Florida Investment Services Group. The team includes Robert Selton, Scott Rogers, Ernie Saltmarsh and Adrienne Miller. Ernie works with buyers who are looking to invest in commercial real estate and sellers who are looking to dispose of investment assets. Ernie's background in research, marketing and finance provide the vital skills necessary to serve his clients.

Posted on May 6, 2014, in General CRE News/Reports and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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