In April, the MSCI US REIT Index (RMZ) produced a total return of +0.8%. The Chilton REIT Composite outperformed the benchmark for the month by producing a total return of +1.9% gross of fees and +1.7% net of fees. Year to date, the Chilton REIT Composite has outperformed the RMZ by producing a total return of +6.2% gross of fees and +5.9% net of fees, which compares to the RMZ’s total return of +3.6%.
Positive contributors to relative performance included stock selection within the healthcare, residential, and self-storage sectors. Conversely, an overweight to the cell tower sector, stock selection within the shopping center sector, and an underweight to the specialty sector detracted from relative performance.
Year to Date (YTD) Attribution
Year to date, positive contributors to relative performance included an underweight to the office sector, and stock selection within the healthcare and self-storage sectors. An overweight to the cell tower sector, and stock selection within the shopping center and data center sectors detracted from relative performance.
YTD Contributors Summary
YTD Detractors Summary
In the May 2023 REIT Outlook titled, “Public Office REITs: Where is the Bottom?” we discuss the current state of the office market, the difference between public and private market valuations, and how we are positioned. As measured by the Bloomberg REIT Office Property Index (Bloomberg: BBREOFPY) public office REITs have produced a total return of -47.9% from 3/31/22 through 3/31/23, which compares to -19.2% for the MSCI US REIT Index (Bloomberg: RMZ). While the relative underperformance prices in a drastic scenario for office fundamentals, it is difficult for us to have conviction in a recovery given the challenges that office owners will face over the next 12-24 month.
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