Reitway Global | Fund Commentary | July 2022

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  • Global Real Estate outperformed the broader stock market in July
  • There are 28 sectors and subsectors available in the asset class
  • Viewing Global and Local Listed Property as the same asset class could be a risk


Market Commentary

In July, Real Estate posted their strongest monthly performance since December 2021. Our benchmark, the GPR 250 REIT World Index gained 8.45% (USD) in the month and -6.16% over 1-year. The strong rebound negated nearly half of the losses over the shorter term, clawing back from -13.52% over 1-year in June.

REITs have continued to show their resilience, with 84% of companies reporting increased FFO from a year ago and 92% reporting an increase in their NOI.

FFO Reits

Source: Nareit

Fund Performance

The Fund returned 7.57% in July, underperforming the benchmark. Our overweight exposure to the Manufactured Housing and underweight allocation to the Free-Standing Retail sector detracted from our relative returns during the month. We are encouraged by the improved short-term returns and remain pleased with the excess returns we have delivered over the longer time-periods.

2022 Slide updates July

Actual annual figures are available to the investor on request

REIT Performance versus the broader Stock Market

All REIT sectors posted positive returns for the month, and while the broader markets performed strongly as well, they have underperformed real estate YTD.

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Sector Overview 

The best performing sectors were Specialty and Resorts, returning 14.5% and 13% respectively. This puts Specialty at 10.9% for year. The Resort sector is down 3.6% for the year. Industrial returned 10.4%, Data centres, 5.2% and Self-storage 9.8% These sectors are down > 10% YTD.


There is still a disconnect between stock market returns and operating performance. As we saw in the first quarter companies are reporting on continued strong operating performance this earnings season.

Despite the impact of slower growth and higher inflation on listed real estate securities, we believe real estate fundamentals remain sound. REITs have the potential to show meaningful cash flow growth and solid income. We remain steadfast in our belief that the asset class can post meaningful returns relative to stocks and bonds, even against a slower-growth, higher-inflation backdrop, particularly as valuations remain attractive.

As of July 2022, our portfolio forward yield is over 3% and our constituents are expected to deliver high single digit dividend growth per year for the next three years. Additionally, the discounts to NAV are currently at very appealing levels.

Through our active portfolio management, our focus remains on constructing a diversified portfolio that outperforms not only in rising markets, but also during periods of market stress.

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