NCREIF Farmland and Timberland Indices

The NCREIF Farmland and Timberland Indices provide quarterly and annual total returns for large pools of institutional-grade agricultural and timber forest properties. All these properties have been acquired and managed on behalf of tax-exempt institutional investors, principally pubic and private pension funds. Performance history began in 1992 for the Farmland Index and in 1987 for the Timberland Index.

The Farmland and Timberland Indices are market-weighted and reported gross of fees. The computations are time-weighted as described more fully on the NCREIF web site.

The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) is an association of institutional real estate professionals in the United States.


changes in version 6.0
  • Changes to accommodate iOS 9, mostly font changes
  • GUI improvements for consistency with other NCREIF apps
  • In iPad version, statistics are now available for rolling 4-quarter returns
  • Also, in iPad version, there is a slider to vary the graph and statistics period in place of the scroll wheels
changes in version 5.1
  • iPad version now adds email, text message, and print capability for Farm and Timber Indices quarterly graphs and statistics. A PDF report at a resolution of 72 dpi is available for sharing
  • Statistics that are negative numbers are displayed in the color red
change in version 5.0
  • Rewritten and redesigned for iOS 7
change in version 4.0
  • NCREIF Farmland and Timberland Indices is now a Universal app that consolidates tables, graphs, and statistics on a single page in the iPad version
change in version 3.4
  • Expanded screens to accommodate size of iPhone 5

revised: October 13, 2017