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  • Alex Pettee, CFA

Real Estate Rallies After Rough Week [Daily Recap]

  • U.S. equity markets rallied on Monday amid encouraging data on the coronavirus outbreak as many countries and U.S. states begin to reopen segments of their economies.

  • Following declines of 1.3% last week, the S&P 500 finished higher by 1.4% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained roughly 360 points after ended last week lower by 2%.

  • Real estate equities rebounded from declines of nearly 5% last week as the broad-based Equity REIT ETFs jumped 3.7% with all 18 REIT sectors in positive territory.

  • Homebuilders finished sharply higher again today, adding to last Friday's rally on reports of a pick-up in new home sales in recent weeks amid a potential post-coronavirus suburban revival.

  • REIT earnings season kicks into high gear next week with roughly 40 REITs reporting first-quarter results. This afternoon, we heard results from data center REIT QTS Realty and two healthcare REITs.

Real Estate Daily Recap

U.S. equity markets rallied on Monday amid encouraging data on the coronavirus outbreak as many countries and U.S. states begin to reopen segments of their economies. Following declines of 1.3% last week, the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) finished higher by 1.4% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) gained roughly 360 points after ended last week lower by 2%. Real estate equities rebounded from declines of nearly 5% last week as the broad-based Equity REIT ETFs (VNQ) (SCHH) jumped 3.7% with all 18 REIT sectors in positive territory on the day, led by the beaten-down retail, hotel and student housing REIT sectors. Mortgage REITs (REM), meanwhile, ended the day higher by 2.3% ahead of a busy week of real estate earnings. 

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