Big quarter for REIT sector

|By:, SA News Editor

The FTSE NAREIT All REIT's Index gained 8.57% in Q1, besting the S&P 500's 1.81% gain. The All Equity REITs index rose 8.52% and the Mortgage REITs Index powered higher by 11.16% (all figures are calculated on a total return basis).

Breaking it down further, the leading sector for Q1 was the apartment REITs, up 13.84%, followed closely by self-storage up 13.12%. Lagging were retail, shopping center, and commercial financing REITs, all up in the area of 9%.

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