FINSUM + Magnifi: Real Estate Set for Pandemic Bounceback

(March 2021)

Real estate investment trusts are poised for a rally as the economy begins to open. Many specific sub-industries like retail shopping malls and college dorms are ready for the biggest swings. It's not just these  sub-sectoral swings either, in general REIT yields are up 3.5% outpacing the 1.5% of the S&P 500. Spirit Realty Capital, National Retail Properties, Macerich, Weingarten Realty, American Campus Communities, and Brixmor Property Group are all S&P mid-caps that have higher than average yields that could perform even better in 2021. These companies mainly comprise retail stores, shopping malls, gyms, college housing, and grocery stores. All industries will no doubt further benefit from the reopening.
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