REIT ETF Overview

REIT ETFs hold exclusively real estate investments trusts (REITs). These trusts own or finance income-producing real estate. They provide investors with regular distributions, diversifications, high liquidity and the potential of real estate capital appreciation.

With 19 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, REIT ETFs have total assets under management of $19.77B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. REIT ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest REIT ETF is the Schwab U.S. REIT ETF SCHH with $6.23B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing REIT ETF was REML at 110.38%. The most recent ETF launched in the REIT space was the ALPS Active REIT ETF REIT on 02/25/21.

Top ETF Performers

SPRE SP Funds S&P Global REIT Sharia ETF 4.69%
NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF 3.99%
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF 3.72%
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF 3.11%
FRI First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund 3.06%

Bottom ETF Performers

REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -9.51%
MVRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5X Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -7.33%
MORT VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF -4.95%
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF -2.09%
PFFR InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF 0.06%

Top Creations

REET iShares Global REIT ETF 173.71
USRT iShares Core U.S. REIT ETF 41.24
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF 29.09
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF 26.38
MORT VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF 24.31

Top Redemptions

SCHH Schwab U.S. REIT ETF -9.34
RDOG ALPS REIT Dividend Dogs ETF 0
MVRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5X Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 0
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 0.85
VPN Global X Data Center REITs and Digital Infrastructure ETF 1.03

AUM Winners

FRI First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund 61.10%
REIT ALPS Active REIT ETF 40.54%
NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF 21.93%
FFR First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund 9.21%
SPRE SP Funds S&P Global REIT Sharia ETF 8.24%

AUM Losers

MVRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5X Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -7.44%
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -6.42%
MORT VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF -3.96%
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF -2.18%
BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF -0.80%

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