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 $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.

Nareit ESG Exchnage webinar series

Nareit’s ESG JumpStart: Virtual Class Series

This virtual event features six 90-minute classes about the fundamentals of ESG in commercial real estate.  The curriculum will cover each aspect of ESG—topics include program planning, implementation and reporting, DEI initiatives, climate change and carbon accounting.