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.
By the Numbers
REITs of all types collectively own more than $3 trillion in gross real estate assets across the U.S., with stock-exchange listed REITs owning approximately $2 trillion in assets. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1 trillion.
Data as of 9:35 a.m. on Oct 15, 2019. Source: FTSE Nareit U.S. Real State Index.
All Equity REITs
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.