Industrial REITs own and manage industrial facilities and rent space in those properties to tenants. Some industrial REITs focus on specific types of properties, such as warehouses and distribution centers. Industrial REITs play an important part in e-commerce and are helping to meet the rapid delivery demand. 

Companies such as Amazon, Home Depot, and Walmart rely on these REITs for last-mile delivery and distribution.

Who Invests in Industrial REITs?

Nearly 145 million Americans live in households that invest in REITs. With their historically competitive total returns and comparatively low correlation with other assets make them an attractive addition and diversifier for many Americans’ portfolios.

How to Invest in Industrial REITs

There are numerous industrial REITs listed on the FTSE Nareit US Real Estate Indexes available to invest in directly, or an individual can invest through REIT mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Overview

12/31/2022, Source: FTSE
Number of REITs
12
Dividend Yield
2.98%
YTD Total Return
-28.58%
December Total Return
-3.63%
2021 Total Return
62.03%

Quarterly Data

Source: Nareit T-Tracker
Q3 2022 2022
FFO ($M) $2,228 $5,871
NOI ($M) $2,020 $5,958
Dividends paid ($M) $1,148 $3,598
SS NOI 8.76%
Occupancy Rate 97.14%

Performance Details

As of Q3 2022, Source: CoStar Group, Inc
Net Absorption (sq. ft.)
435,388,400
Net Completions (sq. ft.)
348,982,889
Performance Occupancy Rate
96.05%
Rent Growth YoY
12.0%

List of Industrial REITs

1 Year Total Return Stock price
Americold Realty Trust
COLD | Atlanta United States | Industrial REITs
17.54%
As of market close 02/03/2023
$32.11
CIBanco S.A. I.B.M. Fideicomiso F/00939 (Terrafina)
TERRA13 | Mexico City Mexico | Industrial REITs
33.18%
As of market close 02/03/2023
$1.77
Corporacion Inmobiliaria Vesta S.A.B. De C.V.
VESTA.MX | CUAJIMALPA DE MORELOS Mexico | Industrial REITs
58.97%
As of market close 02/03/2023
$2.87
EastGroup Properties, Inc.
EGP | Ridgeland United States | Industrial REITs
-11.11%
As of market close 02/03/2023
$173.80
FIBRA Prologis
FIBRAPL14 | Mexico City Mexico | Industrial REITs
38.88%
As of market close 02/03/2023
$3.40
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
FR | Chicago United States | Industrial REITs
-8.21%
As of market close 02/03/2023
$54.94