WASHINGTON, DC-REITs continue to outperform the larger equitymarket, according to new NAREIT figures. However,recent metrics show that they are only barely outperforming theS&P 500.

On a total return basis, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index gained2.61% and the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was up 3.33%through the first 11 months of 2011. The increase for the S&P500 was 1.08%.

However, on a 12-month basis ended November 30, the total returnof the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was up 7.4% and the FTSE NAREITAll Equity REITs Index was up 8.14%, while the S&P 500 was up7.83%.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.