In April, the MSCI US REIT Index (RMZ) produced a total return of -4.5%. The Chilton REIT Composite outperformed the benchmark for the month by producing a total return of -3.7% net of fees and -3.6% gross of fees. Year to date, the Chilton REIT Composite has outperformed the RMZ by producing a total return of -7.5% net of fees and -7.2% gross of fees, which compares to the RMZ total return of -8.3%.
Positive contributors to relative performance included an overweight to the cell tower sector, an underweight to the office sector, and stock selection in the residential sector. An overweight to the triple net sector, along with stock selection in the data center and healthcare sectors detracted from relative performance.
Year to Date (YTD) Attribution
Year to date, positive contributors to relative performance included stock selection within the healthcare and residential sectors, and an underweight allocation to the regional mall sector. An overweight to the cell tower sector, and an underweight triple net and lodging sectors detracted from relative performance.
YTD Contributors Summary
YTD Detractors Summary
In the May 2022 REIT Outlook titled, “Sunbelt Spotlight: Using REITs to Capitalize on Migration,” we review the long term migration trends that are benefiting the Sunbelt states. Following an acceleration of this trend in 2020-2022 due to the pandemic, we believe the trend will stabilize and continue for the foreseeable future. Historically, the public market has underappreciated the opportunities available for growth in these areas, and we believe it has further to go. As of April 29, 2022, the Chilton REIT Composite is almost 700 basis points overweight to Sunbelt states when compared to the MSCI US REIT Index, making it an excellent way to play these migration trends.
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