REITs Outpace Broader Market in January

February 02, 2016 · reit.com

REITs lost ground in January as global macroeconomic concerns exerted downward pressure on the sector, but they still outperformed the broader equity market.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index fell 3.5 percent in January, while the S&P 500 Index lost 5.0 percent.

"Even though REITs were clearly impacted by everything that was going on in the broader market, they outperformed on a relative basis,” said Jeff Langbaum, senior REIT analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.

Retail REIT Rouse Gets Takeover Bid from Brookfield

January 19, 2016 · reit.com

Retail REIT Rouse Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RSE) said Jan. 19 it has received an unsolicited takeover offer from Canadian firm Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Brookfield already owns roughly one-third of Rouse and is offering to acquire the remaining 67 percent of the company.

Market Watchers Say REITs Poised for Solid 2016

January 05, 2016 · reit.com

After outperforming the S&P 500 in 2015, market observers expect REITs to offer solid growth prospects in 2016.

The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index had a total return of 2.3 percent for 2015, compared to a return of 1.4 percent for the S&P 500 Index.  In December, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index gained 1.2 percent, while the S&P 500 Index dropped 1.6 percent.