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The United States

The United States

Total Property Value
$1.6T
[source]
Number of Properties
520,780
[source]
Economic Contribution in Full Time Equivalent Employees
2.35M
[source]
Share of Households Invested in REITs
43%
[source]
REITs Headquartered[source]
244
REITs Owning Property[source]
252
Property Taxes Paid[source]
19100
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 2.4 million full-time jobs to the economy in 2018 generating $148.2 billion of labor income.
  • REIT activities resulted in the distribution of $128.9 billion of dividend income in 2018.
  • REITs invested $60.9 billion in new construction and routine capital expenditures to maintain existing property in 2018.


Public REITs own more than 520,000 properties across the U.S. Equity and mortgage REITs combined own nearly $2 trillion in gross real estate assets. Private REITs own an additional $1 trillion in gross assets bringing the total REIT ownership value to $3 trillion in the U.S.

Listed REITs have an equity market capitalization around $1.3 trillion.

REIT Assets by Sector[source]

Learn more about the types of real estate that REITs own

Timberland

Timberland Acreage

16,723,219
Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising

218,778
SFR

Single Family Rentals

148,299
Tower

Tower

95,072
Retail

Retail

24,460
Health Care

Health Care

8,862
Industrial

Industrial

6,794
Self-Storage

Self-Storage

5,880
Residential

Residential

3,592
Specialty

Specialty

3,183
Office

Office

2,772
Lodging Resorts

Lodging / Resorts

2,382
Last Update
December 13, 2019

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