REITs Rethink Strategies to Cope with Falling Stock Prices and Rising Rates
February 28, 2018 | Beth Mattson-Teig | NREI
Recent volatility in the stock market is adding insult to injury where REITs are concerned. REITs that generally lagged the broader market in 2017 have been pummeled in 2018.
Year-to-date returns dropped to negative 9.5 percent as of Feb. 22nd in what has been a turbulent start to the year for the stock market. Yet many REITs have been posting lackluster returns for the past three years, with the composite total returns for the one-year and three-year periods at 5.3 percent and 3.5 percent respectively, according to Nareit.