New to REITs?

REITs are companies that own or finance income-producing real estate in a range of property sectors.

Investing in REITs

Most REITs trade on major stock exchanges, offering a number of benefits to all types of investors.


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By the Numbers

REITs of all types collectively own more than $3.5 trillion in gross real estate assets across the U.S., with stock-exchange listed REITs owning approximately $2.5 trillion in assets. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1 trillion.

  • 145m
    More than 145 million Americans live in households with a REIT investment through their 401(k) and other investment funds.
  • 2.8m
    Mortgage REITs help finance 2.8 million 比特币交易所homes in the U.S.
  • 516k
    REITs own more than 516,000 real estate assets across the U.S.
  • 2.4m
    U.S. REITs contributed the equivalent of an estimated 2.4 million full-time jobs to the economy in 2018.

Data as of 4:30 p.m. on Nov 25, 2020. Source: FTSE Nareit U.S. Real State Index.

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REIT Performance

REITs historically have delivered competitive total returns, based on high, steady dividend income, and long-term capital appreciation. The FTSE Nareit U.S. Real Estate Index Series is a comprehensive family of REIT performance benchmarks that span the commercial real estate space across the U.S. economy.