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.

2023 esg exchange webinar

Webinar: 2023 Sustainability Forecast

Nareit’s first ESG Exchange Webinar of 2023 will showcase the recently announced Leader in the Light Award winners, who will each address a few ESG topics relevant to their company —including their vision, innovation, and strategy for the year ahead.