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

4/30/2022, Source: FTSE
Number of REITs
13
Dividend Yield
2.16%
YTD Total Return
-8.41%
April Total Return
-2.45%
2021 Total Return
62.03%

Quarterly Data

Source: Nareit T-Tracker
Q4 2021 2021
FFO ($M) $1,936 $6,760
NOI ($M) $1,932 $7,367
Dividends paid ($M) $1,207 $4,467
SS NOI 2.59%
Occupancy Rate 96.27%

Performance Details

As of Q4 2021, Source: CoStar Group, Inc
Net Absorption (sq. ft.)
522,115,632
Net Completions (sq. ft.)
314,526,149
Performance Occupancy Rate
95.95%
Rent Growth YoY
11.0%

List of Industrial REITs

1 Year Total Return Stock price
Americold Realty Trust
COLD | Atlanta United States | Industrial REITs
-28.02
As of market close 05/25/2022
$26.60
Ares Industrial Real Estate Income Trust
N/A | Denver United States | Industrial REITs
Not available
$0.00
CIBanco S.A. I.B.M. Fideicomiso F/00939 (Terrafina)
TERRA13 | Mexico City Mexico | Industrial REITs
-1.97
As of market close 05/25/2022
$1.41
Corporacion Inmobiliaria Vesta S.A.B. De C.V.
VESTA.MX | CUAJIMALPA DE MORELOS Mexico | Industrial REITs
1.34
As of market close 05/25/2022
$1.91
Duke Realty Corporation
DRE | Indianapolis United States | Industrial REITs
11.30
As of market close 05/25/2022
$50.49
EastGroup Properties, Inc.
EGP | Ridgeland United States | Industrial REITs
0.24
As of market close 05/25/2022
$155.75