While standard property investment can be part of your portfolio, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer an alternative type of brick and mortar exposure, via companies that own, operate, or finance income-generating real estate. This covers industrial property like warehouses and self-storage units, or commercial property like offices and retail stores. If you're looking into this industry, REITs may be worth checking out.
We've put together this list of the biggest REIT companies in the US. These all boast market capitalizations greater than $10bn and cover firms with industrial, commerical, and residential real estate operations. But remember, never bet the family farm on any financial asset without doing some serious survey work and due diligence yourself first.