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 trillion in gross assets across the U.S., with public REITs owning $2.5 trillion in assets. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1.3 trillion.

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Register for REITworks

Nareit's REITworks: 2024 Sustainability & Social Responsibility Conference

This year's REITworks Conference, only open to Nareit corporate members, gives REIT professionals a forum to dive deep into critical sustainability topics impacting REITs. Key agenda items include materiality assessments, sustainable procurement, climate action, and more. New this year, Nareit's HR Forum, eligible for 6.5 SHRM PDCs, will take place at REITworks as a pre-conference event on Sept. 10. 

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2023 Industry Partners

Industry Partners

Nareit Industry Partners are industry stakeholders that provide service and support to REITs and listed real estate companies. Thank you to Nareit's Platinum Partners, shown to the right.