Mortgage REITs (mREITS) provide financing for income-producing real estate by purchasing or originating mortgages and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and earning income from the interest on these investments.

Who Invests in Mortgage REITs? 

Nearly 170 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 Mortgage REITs

There are more than 30 mortgage REITs listed on the FTSE Nareit US Real Estate Indexes that individuals can invest in directly with the help of a broker or by purchasing shares in a participating REIT mutual fund or REIT exchange-traded fund (ETF).


4/30/2024, Source: FTSE
Number of REITs
Dividend Yield
YTD Total Return
April Total Return
2023 Total Return

Quarterly Data

Source: Nareit T-Tracker
Q1 2024 2024
FFO ($M) - -
NOI ($M) - -
Dividends paid ($M) $1,951 $1,951

List of Mortgage

1 Year Total Return Stock price
ACRES Commercial Realty Corp.
ACR | Uniondale United States | Mortgage
AGNC Investment Corp.
AGNC | Bethesda United States | Mortgage
Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.
AOMR | Atlanta United States | Mortgage
Apollo Commercial RE Finance, Inc.
ARI | New York United States | Mortgage
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
ABR | Uniondale United States | Mortgage
ARMOUR Residential REIT
ARR | Vero Beach United States | Mortgage