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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the US Product Image

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the US

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry primarily own and manage income-producing real estate such as retail, office, industrial, and multifamily residential buildings. Major US companies include American Tower Corporation, Equity Residential, Host Hotels, Simon Property Group, and Vornado Realty Trust; major international companies include Icade (France), H& R REIT (Canada), Land Securities Group (UK), Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong), and Stockland Corporation (Australia).

Outside of the US, about 30 countries have established real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other countries are considering adopting REIT-like structures. There are more than 400 stock-exchange listed real estate companies around the world, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Listed and non-listed REITs own more than $1 trillion in real estate assets around the world.

The US REIT industry includes about 1,000 companies, about 170 of which are publicly traded, according to NAREIT. Industry size is measured by market capitalization and can vary significantly from year to year. Publicly traded US READ MORE >

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