Industrial REITs Lead in 1Q12 | Timberland Investment |

Real Estate Investment Trust indices underperformed the S&P 500 in 1Q12, but during the 12-month period ending March 31, 2012, REITs outperformed the market, according to first-quarter data (PDF) from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Industrial REITs lead sector-specific returns, while retail, lodging/resorts, and timber REITs all posted solid returns.