Industrial REITs own and manage industrial facilities and rent space in those properties to tenants. Some industrial REITs focus on specific types of properties, such as warehouses and distribution centers. Industrial REITs play an important part in e-commerce and are helping to meet the rapid delivery demand. 

Companies such as Amazon, Home Depot, and Walmart rely on these REITs for last-mile delivery and distribution.

Who Invests in Industrial REITs?

Nearly 145 million Americans live in households that invest in REITs. With their historically competitive total returns and comparatively low correlation with other assets make them an attractive addition and diversifier for many Americans’ portfolios.

How to Invest in Industrial REITs

There are numerous industrial REITs listed on the FTSE Nareit US Real Estate Indexes available to invest in directly, or an individual can invest through REIT mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Overview

4/30/2022, Source: FTSE
Number of REITs
13
Dividend Yield
2.56%
YTD Total Return
-22.73%
May Total Return
-15.63%
2021 Total Return
62.03%

Quarterly Data

Source: Nareit T-Tracker
Q1 2022 2022
FFO ($M) $1,779 $1,779
NOI ($M) $1,921 $1,921
Dividends paid ($M) $1,255 $1,255
SS NOI 7.13%
Occupancy Rate 96.90%

Performance Details

As of Q1 2022, Source: CoStar Group, Inc
Net Absorption (sq. ft.)
522,115,632
Net Completions (sq. ft.)
314,526,149
Performance Occupancy Rate
95.95%
Rent Growth YoY
11.0%

List of Industrial REITs

1 Year Total Return Stock price
Americold Realty Trust
COLD | Atlanta United States | Industrial REITs
-19.42%
As of market close 06/27/2022
$29.73
Ares Industrial Real Estate Income Trust
N/A | Denver United States | Industrial REITs
Not available
$0.00
CIBanco S.A. I.B.M. Fideicomiso F/00939 (Terrafina)
TERRA13 | Mexico City Mexico | Industrial REITs
-6.06%
As of market close 06/27/2022
$1.37
Corporacion Inmobiliaria Vesta S.A.B. De C.V.
VESTA.MX | CUAJIMALPA DE MORELOS Mexico | Industrial REITs
-0.01%
As of market close 06/27/2022
$1.90
Duke Realty Corporation
DRE | Indianapolis United States | Industrial REITs
22.54%
As of market close 06/27/2022
$57.45
EastGroup Properties, Inc.
EGP | Ridgeland United States | Industrial REITs
0.31%
As of market close 06/27/2022
$163.50