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 ETF.com market segments:

With 39 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Real Estate ETFs gather total assets under management of $58.91B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. 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 $29.31B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Real Estate ETF was the SRVR at 16.14%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Real Estate space was the NETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF NETL in 03/22/19.

Top ETF Performers

DRN Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares 6.79%
NETL NETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF 4.76%
URE ProShares Ultra Real Estate 4.70%
OLD The Long-Term Care ETF 4.49%
NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF 4.26%

Bottom ETF Performers

DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares -9.44%
SRS ProShares UltraShort Real Estate -5.67%
REK ProShares Short Real Estate -2.96%
CHIR Global X MSCI China Real Estate ETF -2.23%
KBWY Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF -2.16%

Top Creations

IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 367.00
SRVR Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF 33.41
REET iShares Global REIT ETF 28.32
INDS Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF 22.93
FREL Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF 16.74

Top Redemptions

VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF -353.62
RWX SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF -107.51
XLRE Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund -102.07
WPS iShares International Developed Property ETF -83.88
VNQI Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF -62.95

AUM Winners

NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF 6.66%
NETL NETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF 6.33%
SRVR Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF 6.26%
HAUZ Xtrackers International Real Estate ETF 6.06%
INDS Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF 5.71%

AUM Losers

WPS iShares International Developed Property ETF -52.66%
DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares -10.69%
SRS ProShares UltraShort Real Estate -7.64%
RDOG ALPS REIT Dividend Dogs ETF -6.82%
REK ProShares Short Real Estate -5.54%

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