NAREIT headquarters NAREIT headquarters in Washington, DC; the association says REITs underperformed the S&P 500 in the first month of this year. (Photo: Tishman Speyer)

WASHINGTON, DC—The primary US REIT indexes got the year off o a sluggish start by underperforming the S&P 500, according to NAREIT data. However, five property segments outperformed the broader market in January.

January saw the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest index of the domestic REIT market, deliver a 0.24%, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index deliver a 0.17% total return and the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index return 1.60%. All fell short by comparison to the S&P 500’s 1.90% total return for the month.

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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