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 $65.81B. 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 REIT ETF VNQ with $33.16B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Real Estate ETF was the TAO at 60.92%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Real Estate space was the NuShares Short-Term REIT ETF NURE in 12/19/16.


TAOGuggenheim China Real Estate ETF15.47%
DRVDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares13.03%
SRSProShares UltraShort Real Estate8.19%
VNQIVanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF6.46%
DRWWisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate Fund6.24%


DRNDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares-12.78%
LRETETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN-8.47%
UREProShares Ultra Real Estate-8.02%
REZiShares Residential Real Estate ETF-7.13%
OLDThe Long-Term Care ETF-4.97%

top creations

REETiShares Global REIT ETF300.59
VNQIVanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF207.23
USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF102.29
SCHHSchwab U.S. REIT ETF97.84
VNQVanguard REIT ETF87.55

top redemptions

IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF-433.51
ICFiShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF-20.52
RWRSPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF-13.83
RWXSPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF-12.02
DRVDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares-4.85


SRSProShares UltraShort Real Estate29.43%
USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF16.86%
TAOGuggenheim China Real Estate ETF12.50%
REETiShares Global REIT ETF6.74%
SRETGlobal X SuperDividend REIT ETF6.42%


FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT Index Fund-19.55%
PSRPowerShares Active US Real Estate Fund-13.52%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF-12.81%
WREIWilshire US REIT ETF-11.48%
DRNDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares-6.83%

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