REITs' returns for Q3 must be considered in context, experts say

10/4/2011 |

REITs did experience a reversal of fortune in the third quarter, with the Dow Jones All Equity REIT Index posting a negative 13.3% return, but SNL Financial and NAREIT say a look at the bigger picture is in order. REITs have been outperforming the larger equity markets for years, notes Brad Case, NAREIT's senior vice president for research and industry information: "This may have been a lost decade for stocks but not for REITs."

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