REITs Historically Perform Well During and After Recessions

February 10, 2023

Article by:  Larry Rothman

The FTSE Nareit All Equity index, consisting of REITs that exclude mortgages, generated a 15.9% annualized return during recessions and 22.7% in the year following the end of a downturn, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. In contrast, private real estate funds, measured by the NCREIF Fund index–Open End Diversified Core Equity, had a 0.6% return during an economic downturn and 5.2% in the four quarters after that period ends.

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