REITs: Real Estate Working For You

Nareit is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and listed real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.
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New to REITs?

REITs are companies that own or finance income-producing real estate in a range of property sectors.

Investing in REITs

Most REITs trade on major stock exchanges, offering a number of benefits to all types of investors.

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Mortgage REITs

REIT Performance

REITs historically have delivered competitive total returns, based on high, steady dividend income, and long-term capital appreciation. The FTSE Nareit U.S. Real Estate Index Series is a comprehensive family of REIT performance benchmarks that span the commercial real estate space across the U.S. economy.

By the Numbers

REITs of all types collectively own more than $3.5 trillion in gross real estate assets across the U.S., with stock-exchange listed REITs owning approximately $2.5 trillion in assets. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1.35 trillion.

ESG JumpStart Workshop

ESG JumpStart Workshop: 2022 Webinar Series

Nareit's ESG JumpStart Workshop: 2022 Webinar Series will provide the opportunity to learn from the experience of peers and subject matter experts who have successfully developed and initiated an ESG program for a REIT. The workshop will feature a total of eight 90-minute educational webinars held Jan. 24-Feb. 4, and session recordings will be available on demand.