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Top 12 US Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by Dividend Yield and Growth

Top US Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by Dividend Yield and Growth

So far, many of the most read posts on this website have been my lists of real estate investment trusts (REITs), especially my post this time least year about the top 200 US real estate investment trusts by market cap.  As mentioned, US REITs and REIT funds tend to be especially well suited to IRA, 401k, 529, and HSA accounts because REIT dividends are generally not qualified dividends, and so best collected in a tax-deferred account.

Here I decided to post a more refined list high dividend yield REITs, where I have also screened for those that have historically seen positive growth in their dividends, cash flows, and book value per share.  As always, these lists are for informational purposes only, and GFM and GFM’s clients may hold positions in securities listed or mentioned in these posts.

Ticker Name Sector Yield
SBRA Sabra Health Care REIT Inc Health Care 8.3
KRG Kite Realty Group Trust Retail 7.5
MPW Medical Properties Trust Inc Health Care 6.9
RPT Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Retail 6.7
OLP One Liberty Properties Inc. Diversified 6.7
IRM Iron Mountain Inc Specialized 6.7
EPR EPR Properties Specialized 6.5
CLDT Chatham Lodging Trust Hotel & Resort 6.1
APTS Preferred Apartment Communities Inc Residential 6.0
RLJ RLJ Lodging Trust Hotel & Resort 5.8
LTC LTC Properties Inc. Health Care 5.4
NHI National Health Investors Inc. Health Care 5.3

I look forward to reading your comments and questions about REIT investing.


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