Real Estate Investment Trusts allow investors to gain exposure to direct real estate assets. There are 2 dominant REIT strategies in investing in real assets.

The first is a diversified REIT strategy in which the management invest across a spectrum of real estate asset classes.

The underlying portfolio is aimed to provide a diversified portfolio of real estate assets ranging from Office, Industrial and Retail properties.

REIT ETFs can provide an additional level of diversification and provide broader Real Estate sector exposure.

The second model is to focus just on a single asset class strategy such as Office Commercial Real Estate assets. This is targeted to investors that just want Office exposure and are willing to diversify on the portfolio level.

Most Commercial Office REITs focus on investing in the United States only. However there are some that aim to capture foreign Office real estate exposure. International REIT ETF is one of the best means of gaining foreign Real Estate exposure in the portfolio.

The list of Office REIT below are REITs that mostly invests in Office sub asset classes within Real Estate. We have sorted the list from the largest REIT to smallest measured by market capitalization.

1 Vornado Realty Trust VNO
2 Boston Properties BXP
3 SL Green Realty Corp SLG
4 Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc ARE
5 Kilroy Realty Corp KRC
6 Highwoods Properties Inc HIW
7 Douglas Emmett, Inc. DEI
8 Paramount Group Inc PGRE
9 Equity Commonwealth EQC
10 Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. PDM
11 Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC
12 Brandywine Realty Trust BDN
13 Cousins Properties Inc CUZ
14 Empire State Realty Trust Inc ESRT
15 Mack Cali Realty Corp CLI
16 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE


The chart below shows the current yield of the largest Office REITs from the list above.