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Rising Rents Matter More to REITs than Rising Rates (b)

    Rate hikes get a lot of attention, but for REITs, they're often not the big story. The big stories today are 77 consecutive months of job growth, a 9-year low in unemployment and a strengthening economy, giving landlords greater ability to raise rents. When rents are rising, history shows that REITs can deliver strong returns—despite higher interest rates.

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    (Source: Cohen & Steers)