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.

With 44 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Real Estate ETFs have total assets under management of $90.65B. The average expense ratio is 0.48%. 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 $44.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Real Estate ETF was DRN at 137.62%. The most recent ETF launched in the Real Estate space was the Janus Henderson U.S. Real Estate ETF JRE on 06/22/21.

Top ETF Performers

NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF 1.89%
REZ iShares Residential and Multisector Real Estate ETF 1.10%
SRVR Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF 0.95%
VPN Global X Data Center REITs and Digital Infrastructure ETF 0.62%
RDOG ALPS REIT Dividend Dogs ETF 0.62%

Bottom ETF Performers

CHIR Global X MSCI China Real Estate ETF -6.63%
NETL NETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF -2.96%
DRW WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Real Estate Fund -2.45%
IFGL iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF -1.73%
RWX SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF -1.57%

Top Creations

XLRE Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund 355.99
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF 340.26
FREL Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF 121.77
SCHH Schwab U.S. REIT ETF 69.20
REZ iShares Residential and Multisector Real Estate ETF 49.09

Top Redemptions

IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF -152.21
REET iShares Global REIT ETF -70.86
BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF -65.26
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF -52.18
RWO SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF -24.08

AUM Winners

IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 39.93%
BLDG Cambria Global Real Estate ETF 19.85%
NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF 17.52%
FREL Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF 8.78%
DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares 8.18%

AUM Losers

DRN Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares -7.71%
RDOG ALPS REIT Dividend Dogs ETF -7.54%
CHIR Global X MSCI China Real Estate ETF -6.11%
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF -5.66%
KBWY Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF -5.17%

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