We also recently helped facilitate an equity offering of approximately 7.9 million RMR shares of class A common stock on behalf of three of our Managed Equity REITs
, which more than doubled the public float of our class A common stock and should result in enhanced liquidity for our shareholders.
It seeks to track the investment results, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones US Select Short-Term REIT Index which is composed of US exchange-traded equity REITs
that concentrate their holdings in apartment buildings, hotels, self-storage facilities and manufactured home properties which typically have shorter lease terms than REITs that invest in other sectors.
Results also indicated that 8 equity REITs
took place with a volume of 400,000 worth BD 39,600representing 3.66% of the total value of securities traded.
The FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs
Index's total return last year was 8.7%, with a 2.5% gain in the fourth quarter.
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp., founded in 1968, is one of the oldest public equity REITs
in the US.
Listed Equity REITs
were the best-performing asset class over the study period, Hedge Funds the second-worst.
. Some real estate investment trusts (REITs) buy mortgages, whereas others own investment properties.
The MSCI US REIT Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is comprised of equity REITs
. The index is based on MSCI USA Investable Market Index (IMI) its parent index which captures large, mid and small caps securities.
ended 2014 with a total return for the year of 27.5 percent, double the 13.7 percent return posted by the S&P 500 for the year.
For purposes of providing inflation protection, equity REITs
have considerable benefits to offer investors.
Fitch expects equity REITs
will have strong access to capital and solid liquidity for the rest of 2014.
Over the 12 months ended March 31, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs
Index provided a total return of 11.29% and the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index returned 10.91% compared to the S&P 500's 8.54%, the survey reveals.