REITs (real estate investment trusts) make investing in real estate possible for all Americans. They are companies that own, operate or finance income-producing real estate. With more than $1 trillion in equity market capitalization, REITs comprise 98 percent of the real estate sector in the stock market.
Our more than 200 REIT members enable all investors – importantly, small investors – to own income-producing real estate – something that once was possible only for large institutions and the wealthy.
REITs are an important part of the economy, investors’ portfolios and local communities. From big cities to small towns, you can find REIT-owned real estate all across America.
Examples of these properties include office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers, hotels, apartment buildings, student housing, single-family homes, timberlands, senior living communities, hospitals, self-storage facilities, data centers and telecommunication towers.
REITs are a tangible part of the foundation of our economy and our local communities. They are real estate working for you.