The Top 3 REITs Now For Safety and Yield

REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) are great candidates for the portfolios of income investors, particularly in the current investing environment.

Three REITs that offer attractive dividends with a wide margin of safety.

1) Realty Income Corp (NYSE: O)

Realty Income is a REIT that is famous for its impressive dividend growth history and its monthly dividend payments. The trust owns more than 4,000 retail properties, with an eye-opening occupancy rate of approximately 99%.

Realty Income has grown its funds from operations (FFO) per share every single year over the last decade. This is an admirable achievement, especially given the fierce recession caused by the pandemic in 2020.

2) Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE: ESS)

The trust invests in west coast multifamily residential proprieties where it engages in development, redevelopment, management and acquisition of apartment communities and a few other select properties.

Essex has grown at an impressive pace since its foundation thanks to the strong west coast property market. The REIT has issued a great number of shares but it has managed to grow its FFO at a faster pace.

3) Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT)

Federal Realty is one of the largest REITs in the U.S. It was founded in 1962 and focuses on high-income, densely populated coastal markets in the U.S., which allow the trust to charge more per square foot than most of its peers.

Federal Realty has not proved immune to the coronavirus crisis. Due to the impact of the pandemic on some of its tenants, the REIT incurred a 29% decrease in its FFO per share in 2020.

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