The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800 523-1918 or visiting delawareinvestments.com/performance.
Total returns may reflect waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the manager and/or distributor for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers and reimbursements.
|Average annual total return as of quarter-end (09/30/2014)|
|YTD||1 year||3 year||5 year||10 year||Lifetime||Inception|
|Class A (NAV)||-3.32%||12.98%||12.61%||15.51%||15.01%||7.35%||11.43%||12/06/1995|
|Class A (at offer)||-8.87%||n/a||6.14%||13.27%||13.64%||6.71%||11.08%|
|Institutional Class shares||-3.25%||13.25%||12.96%||15.80%||15.30%||7.62%||9.08%||11/11/1997|
|FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index||-3.14%||13.96%||13.14%||16.68%||15.88%||8.40%||n/a|
Returns for less than one year are not annualized.
Class A shares have a maximum up-front sales charge of 5.75% and are subject to an annual distribution fee.
Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.
FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index (view)
|Class A (Gross)||1.31%|
|Class A (Net)||1.31%|
|Institutional Class shares (Gross)||1.06%|
|Institutional Class shares (Net)||1.06%|
|Top 10 holdings as of 09/30/2014|
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
|Holding||% of portfolio|
|Simon Property Group Inc.||9.8%|
|Health Care REIT Inc.||4.8%|
|Boston Properties Inc.||4.7%|
|Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.||4.7%|
|AvalonBay Communities Inc.||4.1%|
|General Growth Properties Inc.||3.0%|
|Essex Property Trust Inc.||2.8%|
|Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings||45.2%|
Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.
All third-party marks cited are the property of their respective owners.
Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus and its summary prospectus, which may be obtained by clicking the prospectus link located in the right-hand sidebar or calling 800 523-1918. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Narrowly focused investments may exhibit higher volatility than investments in multiple industry sectors.
REIT investments are subject to many of the risks associated with direct real estate ownership, including changes in economic conditions, credit risk, and interest rate fluctuations.
A REIT fund's tax status as a regulated investment company could be jeopardized if it holds real estate directly, as a result of defaults, or receives rental income from real estate holdings.
“Nondiversified” funds may allocate more of their net assets to investments in single securities than “diversified” Funds. Resulting adverse effects may subject these Funds to greater risks and volatility.
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