REITs Around the World

NAREIT plays an active role in the international expansion of the REIT industry. Building on the long-term track record of REITs in the U.S., listed REITs are the primary way the world invests in real estate. Through March 31, 2015, listed REITs accounted for 80 percent of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Developed Market Index. Including the U.S., 31 countries now have REIT legislation with more currently considering REITs.

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