Real Estate ETF Overview

Real estate ETFs have broad exposure to the real estate market. These ETFs invest in REITs, real estate service firms and real estate development companies. They are classified in the following market segments:

With 40 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Real Estate ETFs gather total assets under management of $60.75B. The average expense ratio is 0.51%. Real Estate ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Real Estate ETF is the Vanguard Real Estate ETF VNQ with $29.87B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Real Estate ETF was the TAO at 39.77%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Real Estate space was the NuShares Short-Term REIT ETF NURE in 12/19/16.


UREProShares Ultra Real Estate3.82%
DRNDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares3.41%
PRMEFirst Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF3.01%
LRETETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN2.80%
REZiShares Residential Real Estate ETF2.68%


DRVDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares-4.68%
SRSProShares UltraShort Real Estate-4.29%
REKProShares Short Real Estate-2.15%
SRETGlobal X SuperDividend REIT ETF-0.35%
ROOFIQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETF0.30%

top creations

XLREReal Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund311.35
VNQIVanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF92.17
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF58.82
SCHHSchwab U.S. REIT ETF42.78
USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF28.79

top redemptions

VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF-1,057.84
RWXSPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF-130.44
FRELFidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF-75.54
IFGLiShares International Developed Real Estate ETF-74.22
RWRSPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF-25.75


USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF16.36%
ROREHartford Multifactor REIT ETF16.29%
DRNDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares15.12%
DRWWisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate Fund10.11%
REETiShares Global REIT ETF5.84%


WPSiShares International Developed Property ETF-50.40%
PRMEFirst Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF-48.61%
SRSProShares UltraShort Real Estate-31.42%
REKProShares Short Real Estate-14.82%
IFGLiShares International Developed Real Estate ETF-13.67%

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