Benchmark Introduces Retail Real Estate SCTR

We developed the Retail Index as real estate investors didn’t have an efficient way to capitalize on the ‘Bricks n Clicks’ evolution. Retail real estate is the foundation of eCommerce as retailers must have an online and physical presence to succeed in today’s environment.

Kevin R. Kelly, CEO & Managing Partner

Benchmark Introduces Retail Real Estate SCTR Index as Basis for New RTL ETF

RTL Index Consists of Top US Companies That Generate the Majority of Their Profits From Real Estate Operations in the Retail Sector

New York, NY — May 15, 2018 – Benchmark Investments, a leading investment intelligence firm, today announced the launch of the Real Estate SCTRSM Index Series.  The series is designed to give direct real estate exposure by providing a daily measure of real estate equity level returns on a sector-by-sector basis including the retail real estate sector.

Pacer ETFs has licensed the Retail Real Estate SCTRSM Index (RTLSCTR) to form the basis for a new ETF launching tomorrow trading on the NYSE Arca under the ticker RTL. The RTL index aims to provide an additional way of managing real estate exposure to companies that primarily primarily focus on large regional malls, outlet centers, grocery-anchored shopping centers and power centers that feature big box retailers.

“We developed the Retail Index as real estate investors didn’t have an efficient way to capitalize on the ‘Bricks n Clicks’ evolution. Retail real estate is the foundation of eCommerce as retailers must have an online and physical presence to succeed in today’s environment.” said Benchmark CEO and Managing Partner Kevin R. Kelly. “Benchmark is delighted to tap into our capabilities for index innovation and offer expanded tools to meet growing investor needs. We cannot be more pleased that Pacer ETFs has decided to use the indexes as the basis for a new suite of ETFs including the RTLSCTR.”

The storefront is the gateway for online sales with commercial real estate serving as an ideal medium for connecting with established shoppers and attracting new ones. The fusion of retail and entertainment has increasingly been taken on in the digital age making tenants utilize the experiential concept to compel consumers to visit their stores.

Bob Agahi, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

“The storefront is the gateway for online sales with commercial real estate serving as an ideal medium for connecting with established shoppers and attracting new ones,” said Bob Agahi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Benchmark Investments and developer of retail properties. “The fusion of retail and entertainment has increasingly been taken on in the digital age making tenants utilize the experiential concept to compel consumers to visit their stores.”

Benchmark Real Estate SCTRSM Indexes can serve as the basis for exchange traded funds (ETFs) and institutional asset mandates. The Real Estate indexes also provide valuable daily insights for developers, brokers, lenders and others who need to monitor the pulse of the real estate market to see how property sectors are evolving.

About Benchmark: Benchmark is an investment intelligence firm that delivers innovative solutions to help solve complex portfolio challenges for the evolving needs of investors across asset classes. Real estate, equity, and option market participants rely on our independent data and analytics to implement their precise market view relevant to their investment process. Benchmark’s indexes can be used as versatile tools to support active portfolio management by integrating into critical functions like risk, volatility and liquidity management.  Benchmark’s index based innovations power investment products and strategies for some of the top leading firms including its franchise Real Estate SCTR℠ series.

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