InvestCurb 20 Best Real Estate Stocks To Buy For Beginners

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InvestCurb 20 Best Real Estate Stocks To Buy For Beginners


  1. RDFN

  2. EXPI

  3. SPG

  4. EQIX

  5. INVH

  6. ESS

  7. COR

  8. IIPR

  9. WPC

  10. EXR

  11. SBAC

  12. RLGY

  13. PSA

  14. BPY

  15. WELL

  16. GLPI

  17. VNO

  18. BEKE

  19. AIV

  20. VICI


Redfin Corp NASDAQ: RDFN

Real Estate : Real Estate Management & Development | Small Cap Growth


Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.


eXp World Holdings Inc NASDAQ: EXPI

Real Estate : Real Estate Management & Development | Small Cap Growth


eXp World Holdings, Inc. owns and operates a cloud-based real estate brokerage and a technology platform. The Company's platform enables businesses to operate remotely. It operates businesses in the categories, including real estate brokerage; technology products and services; title, escrow, and settlement services; and mortgage brokerage services. The Company owns eXp Realty LLC, Showcase IDX and VirBELA, LLC. eXp Realty LLC is a cloud-based international real estate brokerage company. Showcase IDX is the real estate search technology company that enables agents to market and manage the businesses and online presence. Showcase IDX's services include property search for online and mobile platforms, lead generation, mapping, and customer relationship management (CRM) tools and integration. VirBELA, LLC offers technology platform for business, events and education. It also offers technology-driven platform for entrepreneurs and sales professionals in personal development industry.


Simon Property Group Inc NYSE: SPG

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Value


Simon Property Group, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, develops and manages retail real estate properties, which consist primarily of malls, Premium Outlets and The Mills. Simon Property Group, L.P. (Operating Partnership), is the Company's partnership subsidiary that owns all of its real estate properties and other assets. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or held an interest in 206 income-producing properties in the United States, which consisted of 108 malls, 67 Premium Outlets, 14 Mills, four lifestyle centers, and 13 other retail properties in 37 states and Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, it had redevelopment and expansion projects, including the addition of anchors, big box tenants, and restaurants, underway at 27 properties in the United States and it had one outlet and one other retail project under development.


Equinix Inc NASDAQ: EQIX

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Large Cap Growth


Equinix, Inc. (Equinix) operates as a real estate investment trust. The Company connects various companies directly to their customers and partners inside interconnected data centers. It operates through three segments: Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Its platform Equinix, combines a global footprint of International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, a range of interconnection solutions, ecosystems and support. Its customers include carriers, mobile and other bandwidth providers, cloud and information technology (IT) services providers, content providers and enterprises. It provides each customer access to a choice of business partners and solutions based on their colocation, interconnection and managed IT service needs. Its colocation offerings include operations space, storage space, cabinets and power for customers' colocation needs inside Equinix's IBX data centers. Its interconnection offerings include Equinix Cloud Exchange, Equinix Performance Hub and Equinix Data Hub.


Invitation Homes Inc NYSE: INVH

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


Invitation Homes Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns and operates single-family homes for lease in the United States. With approximately 80,000 homes for lease in 16 markets across the United States, the Company has built a vertically integrated operating platform that enables to acquire, renovate, lease, maintain, and manage its homes. The Company's segment relates to acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties, including single-family homes in planned unit developments. The Company's home averages approximately 1,850 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Company's business activities encompasses property operations, marketing, leasing, digital marketing, resident relations, property maintenance, investment and asset management functions.


Essex Property Trust Inc NYSE: ESS

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


Essex Property Trust, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged primarily in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of predominantly apartment communities, located along the West Coast. Its segments include Southern California, Northern California, Seattle Metro and Other real estate assets. The Company owns all of its interest in its real estate and other investments directly or indirectly through Essex Portfolio, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). Its properties include Mio, Form 15, Emerson Valley Village and Ashton Sherman Village. As of December 31, 2016, it owned or held an interest in 245 communities, aggregating 59,645 apartment homes, excluding its ownership in preferred equity investments, as well as two operating commercial buildings (totaling approximately 140,564 square feet), and six active development projects with 2,223 apartment homes in various stages of development.


CoreSite Realty Corp NYSE: COR

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Small Cap Blend


CoreSite Realty Corp is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company, through its controlling interest in CoreSite, L.P. (Operating Partnership), is engaged in the business of owning, acquiring, constructing and operating data centers. Its data centers are located across the United States, including the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles, the Northern Virginia area (including Washington D.C.), the New York area, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Miami. Its property portfolio includes approximately 23 operating data center facilities, office and light-industrial space and multiple potential development projects that collectively comprise over 4.6 million net rentable square feet (NRSF). It provides data center, cloud access and interconnection solutions to enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers.


Innovative Industrial Properties Inc NYSE: IIPR

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Small Cap Growth


Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties leased to state-licensed operators for their regulated state-licensed cannabis facilities. It acquires properties through sale-leaseback transactions and third-party purchases. The Company partners with medical-use cannabis operators and serves as a source of capital by acquiring and leasing back their real estate assets, in addition to offering other real estate-based capital solutions. It partners with licensed operators across all product types: cultivation, processing, distribution and retail. The Company owns approximately 63 properties located in over 16 states totaling approximately 4.9 million rentable square feet.


WP Carey Inc NYSE: WPC

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


W. P. Carey Inc. (W.P. Carey) is a self-managed diversified real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is an owner and manager of commercial real estate, primarily net leased to companies on a long-term basis. It operates through two segments, which include Owned Real Estate and Investment Management. As of July 18, 2018, the Company had a portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate totaling 922 properties covering approximately 85 million square feet. The Company also acts as an advisor to management business. The Company owns and invests in commercial properties primarily in the United States and Europe that are then leased to companies, primarily on a triple-net lease basis, which requires the tenant to pay the costs associated with operating and maintaining the property. It also manages the portfolios of the managed REITs' real estate investments and the loans made by Carey Credit Income Fund (CCIF), and earns asset-based management revenue.


Extra Space Storage Inc NYSE: EXR

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


Extra Space Storage Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops self-storage properties located throughout the United States. The Company operates through three segments: rental operations; tenant reinsurance, and property management, acquisition and development. The Company's rental operations activities include rental operations of stores in which it has an ownership interest. The Tenant reinsurance activities include the reinsurance of risks relating to the loss of goods stored by tenants in its stores. The Company's property management, acquisition and development activities include managing, acquiring, developing and selling stores. The Company's interest in its stores is held through its operating partnership, Extra Space Storage LP (the Operating Partnership). Its primary assets are general partner and limited partner interests in the Operating Partnership.


SBA Communications Corp

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Growth


SBA Communications Corporation is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. The Company's operating segments include site leasing and site development. The site leasing business includes segments, domestic site leasing and international site leasing. The Company's primary business line is its site leasing business. In its site leasing business, the Company leases antenna space to wireless service providers on towers that it owns or operates, and manages rooftop and tower sites for property owners under various contractual arrangements. The Company owns approximately 25,460 towers. It also manages or leases approximately 5,500 actual or potential towers. The Company's other business line is its site development business, through which it assists wireless service providers in developing and maintaining their own wireless service networks.


Realogy Holdings Corp NYSE: RLGY

Real Estate : Real Estate Management & Development | Small Cap Value


Realogy Holdings Corp. is an integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States. The Company operates through four segments: Real Estate Franchise Services (RFG), Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services (NRT), Relocation Services (Cartus), and Title and Settlement Services (TRG). It is the franchisor of residential real estate brokerages in the world through its portfolio of brokerage brands, including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, ERA, Sotheby's International Realty and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. It owns and operates residential real estate brokerage business in the United States under the Coldwell Banker, Corcoran, Sotheby's International Realty, ZipRealty and Citi Habitats brand names. It is a provider of outsourced employee relocation services. The Company assists with the closing of real estate transactions by providing full-service title and settlement services to customers and real estate companies.


Public Storage NYSE: PSA

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Large Cap Blend


Public Storage is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company's principal business activities include the ownership and operation of self-storage facilities, which offer storage spaces for lease, generally on a month-to-month basis, for personal and business use, ancillary activities, such as merchandise sales and tenant reinsurance to the tenants at its self-storage facilities, as well as the acquisition and development of additional self-storage space. The Company's segments include Self-Storage Operations, Ancillary Operations, Investment in PS Business Parks, Inc. (PSB) and Investment in Shurgard Europe. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had direct and indirect equity interests in 2,348 self-storage facilities (with approximately 154 million net rentable square feet) located in 38 states in the United States operating under the Public Storage name.


Brookfield Property Partners LP NASDAQ: BPY

Real Estate : Real Estate Management & Development | Mid Cap Value | Based in Bermuda


Brookfield Property Partners L.P. owns and operates real estate. The Company’s partnership is Brookfield Asset Management’s primary vehicle to make investments across strategies in real estate. Its segments include Core Office, Core Retail and LP Investments. Core Office portfolio consists of interests in approximately 142 office properties totaling approximately 96 million square feet, which are located primarily in the commercial markets, such as New York, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, and Berlin, as well as approximately 10 million square feet of active office and multifamily developments. Its Core Retail segment consists of approximately 124 retail properties located throughout the United States comprising approximately 121 million square feet of gross leasable area. LP Investments segment includes its investments in Brookfield-sponsored real estate funds. It has interests in various real estate sectors around the globe.


Welltower Inc NYSE: WELL

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


Welltower Inc. invests with seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund real estate and infrastructure. The Company invests in seniors housing and healthcare real estate. It operates in three segments: triple-net, seniors housing operating and outpatient medical. Welltower, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities, and outpatient medical properties. Its triple-net properties include independent living facilities, independent supportive living facilities (Canada), continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities, care homes with and without nursing (the United Kingdom), Alzheimer's/dementia care facilities, long-term/post-acute care facilities and hospitals. Its outpatient medical properties include outpatient medical buildings


Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc NASDAQ: GLPI

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. The Company's segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), a subsidiary of GLPI, through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The Company has 41 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 32 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with five gaming and related facilities operated by Eldorado, the real property associated with three gaming and related facilities operated by Boyd and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.


Vornado Realty Trust NYSE: VNO

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Value


Vornado Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through, and its interests in properties are held by, Vornado Realty L.P (the Operating Partnership). It owns and operates office and retail properties with a concentration in the New York City metropolitan area. It operates through two segments: New York and Other. It also has a 32.4% interest in Alexander’s, Inc. (Alexander’s), which owns seven properties in the greater New York metropolitan area, as well as interests in other real estate and related investments. Its New York segment consists of 27.9 million square feet in 87 properties. Its Other segment consists of 3.7 million square foot theMART in Chicago, a 70% controlling interest in a three-building office complex containing 1.8 million square feet and a 25% in the Vornado Capital Partners Real Estate Fund (the Fund) and Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel Joint Venture (the Crowne Plaza Joint Venture). The Fund has four investments.


Ke Holdings Inc NYSE: BEKE

Based in China


KE Holdings Inc is a China-based company engaged in provision of housing transactions and related services. The Company mainly operates its businesses through its online and offline platform called Beike. The Company's businesses are comprised of existing home transaction services, new home transaction services and emerging and other services, such as home renovation services and financial services. The Company owns the brand Lianjia under which it operates real estate brokerage businesses.


Apartment Investment and Management Co NYSE: AIV

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Small Cap Blend


Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). Aimco, through its subsidiaries, AIMCO-GP, Inc. and AIMCO-LP Trust, holds the ownership interests in the Aimco Operating Partnership. It operates through two segments: conventional real estate and affordable real estate. As of July 25, 2018, its real estate portfolio consisted of 134 apartment communities. Aimco Operating Partnership conducts the Company's business, which is focused on the ownership, management, redevelopment and limited development of apartment communities located in the coastal and job growth markets of the United States. Its Conventional segment consists of apartment communities it classifies as Conventional Same Store and Conventional Non-Same Store. Its affordable portfolio consists primarily of apartment communities that it manages that are owned through low-income housing tax credit partnerships.


VICI Properties Inc NYSE: VICI

Real Estate : Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | Mid Cap Blend


VICI Properties Inc. is primarily engaged in the business of owning, acquiring, and leasing of real estate assets across gaming, hospitality, entertainment and leisure destinations. It operates through two segments: real property business and golf course business. The Company's portfolio consists of approximately 28 gaming facilities. The entertainment facilities are leased to various brands. Across approximately 47 million square feet, its properties are located in nine states, containing approximately 18,000 hotel rooms and features more than 200 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Its portfolio also includes approximately 34 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the Strip that is leased to Caesars. The Company also owns and operates four championship golf courses located near certain of its properties, two of which are in close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip. Its golf courses include the Cascata golf course, Rio Secco golf course, Grand Bear golf course and Chariot Run golf course.


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