In July, the MSCI US REIT Index (RMZ) produced a total return of +9.0%. The Chilton REIT Composite underperformed the benchmark for the month by producing a total return of +7.9% gross of fees and +7.7% net of fees. Year to date, the Chilton REIT Composite has outperformed the RMZ by producing a total return of -10.8% gross of fees and -11.2% net of fees, which compares to the RMZ total return of -13.1%.
Positive contributors to relative performance included stock selection within the data center sector, an underweight to the office sector, and an underweight to the specialty sector. Conversely, underweight allocations to the cell tower, triple net, and regional mall sectors detracted from relative performance.
Year to Date (YTD) Attribution
Year to date, positive contributors to relative performance included stock selection within the healthcare sector, an underweight to the regional malls sector, and stock selection within the residential sector. Underweight allocations to the triple net, specialty, and hotel sectors detracted from relative performance.
YTD Contributors Summary
YTD Detractors Summary
In the August 2022 REIT Outlook titled, “Today’s Equity REITs: Dividend Raises in Economic Uncertainty“, we highlight how REITs have spent the past several years laser-focused on their balance sheets, lowering absolute leverage levels, opportunistically taking advantage of low rates, reducing floating rate debt, and lengthening out the weighted average maturity of their debt. These actions have mitigated the negative impact on financial statements caused by the current market turbulence, and, as a result, REITs are in a position to benefit from these hard decisions. From a high level, REITs provide predictability amid an ambiguous economic backdrop. August’s publication will run through our thoughts at a deeper level, but in our view, it all boils down to balance sheet flexibility.
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