Answered By: Leslie Burmeister
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017     Views: 742

REITs (real estate investment trusts)
Where do I find information on real estate investment trusts (REITs)?


General Background:

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts: Produces the global and domestic indices for publicly-owned real estate, the national trade association for REITs, and publicly-traded real estate companies.

S&P NetAdvantage: S&P's REIT Industry Survey provides a good overview of real estate investment trusts.


To screen for REITs or get data on a specific REIT:

Value Line

You can search Value Line in three ways:

  1. Search by Company Name or Symbol using the search box at the top of the screen


  1. Click on the Browse Research tab
  2. At the Industry Screens dropdown, select R.E.I.T
  3. Click on a Company Name for more information


  1. From the main Dashboard tab, select Fund Advisor Plus
  2. Select the Screener tab
  3. Select Real Estate in the Objective drop-down and add other criteria as desired.

Morningstar Direct:

  1. Select New and Advanced Search.
  2. Select Closed End Fund.
  3. On the next screen at Click Here choose Global Category and in the Value cell choose Real Estate Sector Equity.
  4. Enter other criteria if desired and run the search.