| iStar finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects. Co. also manages entities focused on ground lease (Ground Lease) and net lease investments. Co. has four business segments: real estate finance, which is comprised of senior and mezzanine real estate loans; net lease, which portfolio includes net lease and Ground Lease investment strategies; operating properties, which is comprised of commercial and residential properties, that represent a pool of assets across a range of geographies and property types; and land and development, which is comprised of land entitled for master planned communities and waterfront and urban infill land parcels. The STAR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the STAR YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether STAR YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the STAR YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.