NAREIT Presentation Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

Company invites individual and institutional investors as well as advisors to log-on to to view presentation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2016 /CNW/ -- NAREIT, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, today announced that the August 11 presentation from John D. Worth, Senior Vice President for Research and Investor Outreach, is now available for on-demand viewing at


This session provides an introduction to REIT investment attributes, the commercial real estate outlook and sector performance, and recent structural changes affecting REITs. The discussion of investment attributes covers research on returns, volatilities and correlations as well as the use of REITS in portfolio construction. The commercial real estate outlook covers demand and supply drivers and current conditions. Recent structural changes include the creation of the new GICs sector and implications for REITs. John D. Worth is the SVP for Research and Investor Outreach at NAREIT. At NAREIT, John conducts REIT focused research, works with NAREIT's sponsored research partners, and participates in outreach activities with investors, analysts, and policymakers.   

The presentation will be available 24/7 for 90 days. Investors and advisors may download shareholder materials from the "virtual trade booth" for the next three weeks.

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NAREIT®, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.

We represent a large and diverse industry including equity REITs, which own commercial properties, mortgage REITs, which invest in mortgage securities, REITs traded on major stock exchanges, public non-listed REITs and private REITs. U.S. Equity REITs collectively own nearly $2 trillion of real estate assets and, by making investment in commercial real estate available in the form of stock, our REIT members enable all investors – importantly, small investors – to achieve what, once, only large institutions and the wealthy could.

REIT-based real estate investment historically has delivered long-term performance and strong dividends for investors. Over the 20 years ended December 31, 2014, stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs delivered their shareholders a compound annual total return of 11.1 percent, higher than the S&P 500's 9.8 percent. In 2014, listed U.S. REITs paid out $41 billion in dividends.

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SOURCE National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

For further information: NAREIT®, Ron Kuykendall, Vice President, Communications, (202) 739-9425;, Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services, PR Newswire, +1.201.947.7157,

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