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Investing in Specialty REITs: A Beginner’s Guide

Specialty REITs can add a unique investment to your portfolio. Here’s what you need to know to get started.


[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Aug 13, 2019 by Matt Frankel, CFP
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Company (Stock Symbol) Company (Stock Symbol) Property Type Dividend Yield
Farmland Partners (NYSE: FPI) Farmland $209 million 3.0%
Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ: LAND) Farmland $226 million 4.3%
Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) Records storage $8.8 billion 7.9%
Safehold (NYSE: SAFE) Ground leases $484 million 2.3%
Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ: LAMR) Billboards $6.9 billion 4.7%
Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ: GLPI) Casinos $8.5 billion 6.7%
EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) Entertainment, recreation, education $5.8 billion 5.7%
CoreCivic (NYSE: CXW) Prisons $2.5 billion 8.2%
The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) Prisons $2.5 billion 9.1%
OUTFRONT Media (NYSE: OUT) Billboards $3.3 billion 6.0%
VICI Properties (NYSE: VICI) Gaming, hospitality, entertainment $9.1 billion 5.1%

Data source: Nareit, CNBC. Market cap and dividends as of 5/7/19