2/8/2012

U.S. REITs delivered strong returns in January, besting the broader stock market, according to NAREIT figures. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index gained 6.47% on a total return basis, and the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index increased 6.36%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index posted a 4.48% gain in January. The hotel and industrial sectors did particularly well as they rebounded from a slowdown in economic activity last year, said Brad Case, NAREIT's senior vice president of research and industry information.

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