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The United States

The United States

Total Property Value
$2.0T
[source]
Number of Properties
503,000
[source]
Economic Contribution in Full Time Equivalent Employees
2.93M
[source]
Share of Households Invested in REITs
44.1%
[source]
REITs Headquartered[source]
248
REITs Owning Property[source]
252
Property Taxes Paid[source]
$20.9B
A heat map of the United states showing a large concentration of properties in coastal cities

REITs make key contributions the U.S. Economy, according to EY:

  • U.S. REITs contributed the equivalent of an estimated 2.9 million full-time jobs to the economy in 2020 generating $197 billion of labor income.
  • REIT activities resulted in the distribution of $88.8 billion of dividend income in 2020.
  • REITs invested $85.2 billion in routine capital expenditures to maintain existing property and new construction in 2020.

Public REITs own 503,000 properties across the U.S. as of year-end 2020. Equity and mortgage REITs combined own roughly $2.5 trillion in gross real estate assets. Private REITs own an additional $1 trillion in gross assets bringing the total REIT ownership value to $3.5 trillion in the U.S. as of year-end 2020.

Listed REITs have year-end 2020 equity market capitalization around $1.2 trillion.

REIT Assets by Sector[source]

Learn more about the types of real estate that REITs own

Timberland

Timberland Acreage

15,101,200
Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising

209,033
SFR

Single Family Rentals

133,658
Tower

Tower

98,080
Retail

Retail

28,454
Health Care

Health Care

8,189
Industrial

Industrial

7,292
Self-Storage

Self-Storage

6,293
Residential

Residential

3,929
Specialty

Specialty

2,843
Office

Office

2,477
Lodging Resorts

Lodging / Resorts

1,931
Last Update
December 02, 2021

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