TIAA-CREF Funds - Retail Class

Real Estate Securities  (TCREX)

The fund seeks to obtain a favorable long-term total return through both capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in equity and fixed-income securities of companies principally engaged in or related to the real estate industry.

Net asset value as of 10/01/2014 : $13.51
Total return year-to-date as of 10/01/2014 : 11.98%
Fund's net invested assets as of 06/30/2014 : $1.58 billion
Gross Expense Ratio : 0.86%
Net Expense Ratio : 0.86%
Inception date : 10/01/2002
Investment class : Real Estate
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 09/30/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 08/31/2014
  Net Asset
Values
Net
Change
YTD
Return
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Real Estate Securities $13.51 -0.59% 11.98% 23.71% 13.61% 18.41% 8.00% 11.04%
FTSE NAREIT Equity Index 1 -- -0.50% 13.36% 24.01% 14.91% 18.98% 9.16% 11.82%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.

The risks that the fund is subject to include market risk, company risk, real estate investing risk, real estate securities risk, interest-rate risk, small-cap risk, income volatility risk, credit risk, prepayment and extension risk, and foreign investment risks.
 

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Effective April 1, 2009, the fund's benchmark changed from the Dow Jones Wilshire Real Estate Securities Index to the FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index. The NAREIT Index is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of all publicly-traded REITs that invest predominantly in the equity ownership of real estate. The index is designed to reflect the performance of all publicly-traded equity REITs as a whole. You cannot invest directly in this index.

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