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What Are the Different Types of REITs?

Real estate investment trusts can diversify your portfolio.

[Updated: Sep 28, 2021 ] Aug 12, 2020 by Barbara Bellesi Zito

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Type of REIT Investment Opportunities Top REITs
Data Center Secure data center facilities Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR), Cyrusone (NYSE: CONE)
Healthcare Hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical facilities, senior housing communities, and assisted living/skilled care facilities National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI); Ventas (NYSE: VTR); Welltower (NYSE: WELL)
Hospitality Hotels and resort properties, as well as restaurants, cafes, and shops that are on the premises CorePoint Lodging, Inc. (NYSE:CPLG); Braemar Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: BHR); MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP)
Industrial Factories, warehouses, and distribution centers Eastgroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP); Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD); Plymouth Industrial REIT (NYSE: PLYM)
Infrastructure   SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC), Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT), Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (NASDAQ: LMRK)
Mortgage Real estate loans and mortgage-backed securities Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY); Two Harbors Investment (NYSE: TWO), Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD)
Office Office buildings and office parks Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP), SL Green Realty (NYSE: SLG), Mack-Cali Realty (NYSE: CLI)
Residential Apartment complexes, multifamily properties, and student housing; some may also include single-family properties American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), Avalon Bay (NYSE: AVB), Sun Communities (NYSE: SUI)
Retail Malls, shopping centers, and net lease/freestanding properties Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT), STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR)
Self-Storage Self-storage units for individuals or companies Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXR), Cubesmart (NYSE: CUBE)
Timberland Forest and other land used for the creation of wood, timber, and other assets Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY), PotlatchDeltic Corp. (NASDAQ: PCH), and Rayonier (NYSE: RYN)
Diversified   W.P. Carey (NYSE: WPC), Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP), WashREIT (NYSE: WRE)

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