Real Estate Daily Recap: Trade Worries Roil Markets, But REITs Climb As Yields Slide
Continuing to outperform the broader equity market amid continued trade tensions, the Hoya Capital US REIT Index finished the day higher by 0.5%, led by the manufactured housing, cell tower, and storage REIT sectors. The hotel, mall, and data center REIT sectors were the relative laggards on the day. The S&P 500 dipped by 1.3% and the Nasdaq declined 1.6%. At 2.14%, the 10-Year yield finished the day lower by 8 basis points.
The Hoya Capital US Housing Index finished the day lower by 0.5% with one of the eight sectors in positive territory. Williams-Sonoma surged more than 13% on better-than-expected earnings while the Residential REIT sector led the way with Equity Lifestyle, Sun Communities, and Essex climbing by more than 2% each.
The Real Estate Technology & Brokerage and Homebuilding Products sectors were the relative laggards on the day. Trade-dependent Fortune Brands, Lennox, Whirlpool were each down by more than 4% on the day.
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