REIT Rankings: Apartments
In our REIT Rankings quarterly series, we analyze one of the fifteen real estate sectors. We rank REITs within the sectors based on both common and unique valuation metrics, presenting investors with numerous options that fit their own investing style and risk/return objectives. We update these rankings every quarter with new developments for existing readers.
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Apartment REIT Sector Overview
Apartment REITs comprise roughly 15% of the REIT Index (IYR and VNQ). Within our market value-weighted apartment index, we track the nine largest REITs within the sector, which account for roughly $105 billion in market value and 500,000 total housing units: Apartment Investment (AIV), AvalonBay (AVB), Camden (CPT), Equity Residential (EQR), Essex (ESS), Mid-America (MAA), UDR, Inc. (UDR), Preferred Apartments (APTS), and Independence Realty (IRT).
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