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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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 $4.5 trillion in gross assets across the U.S., with public REITs owning $3 trillion in assets. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1.4 trillion.

REITWorld 2022, San Francisco November 2022

REITworld: 2022 Annual Conference

REITworld gives you the chance to network in-person with REIT management teams and identify new investment opportunities. This event will take place on Nov. 15–17 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, and will feature a mix of individual meetings, networking events, and educational sessions on topics including capital markets and the economy, investors’ perspectives, ESG and DEI, and leadership and industry trends.