By Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D.
The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (www.NCREIF.org) tracks the performance of over 10,000 investment-grade, income-producing properties with a market value of $897 billion. The properties are held in funds that are managed by investment management firms on behalf of their investors. The market value breakdown by property type is about 28% office, 27% apartment, 15% retail, 30% industrial and less than 1% hotel properties. The NPI includes property data covering over 100 CBSAs. The quarterly total return for the NPI was 5.33%% for the first quarter of 2022 and the rolling annual return for the past four quarters was 21.86% which is the highest since the first quarter of 1980 and the second highest in the 44-year history of the NPI.