Residential REITs own and manage various forms of residences and rent space in those properties to tenants. Residential REITs include REITs that specialize in apartment buildings, student housing, manufactured homes and single-family homes. Within those market segments, some residential REITs also focus on specific geographical markets or classes of properties.

Who Invests in Residential 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 Residential REITs

There are more than 20 residential REITs listed on the FTSE Nareit US Real Estate Indexes. Many investors acquire shares in these REITs via REIT mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but individuals can also invest directly in an office REIT with the help of a broker.

List of Residential REITs

1 Year Total Return Stock price
American Campus Communities, Inc.
ACC | Austin United States | Residential REITs
44.50
As of market close 05/23/2022
$64.56
American Homes 4 Rent
AMH | Calabasas United States | Residential REITs
-2.79
As of market close 05/23/2022
$36.57
Apartment Income REIT Corp.
AIRC | Denver United States | Residential REITs
0.00
As of market close 05/23/2022
$0.00
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
AVB | Arlington United States | Residential REITs
3.31
As of market close 05/23/2022
$200.95
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
BRG | New York United States | Residential REITs
188.82
As of market close 05/23/2022
$26.20
Boardwalk REIT
BEI-UN.TO | Calgary Canada | Residential REITs
24.85
As of market close 05/23/2022
$38.32