Barclays considers the current REIT dividend spread to Treasurys attractive and projects 9%...

|By:, SA News Editor

Barclays considers the current REIT dividend spread to Treasurys attractive and projects 9% average annual REIT dividend growth over the next five years. Apartment company Essex Property Trust (ESS) tops the firm's list of REIT favorites, which also contains PLD, ARE, SPG and BPX. (Also: Barclays on utilities, MLPs)