What’s a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)?
Careers in the REIT Industry
In the U.S., REITs support more than two million full-time jobs, including brokers, investor relations, accountants, architects, designers, financial analysts, property managers, marketers, developers, human resources, and more.
- Within commercial real estate, REITs offer the opportunity to work in 13 different property sectors.
- In Nareit’s 2021 Compensation & Benefits Survey, 66% of REITs plan to increase the size of their company’s workforce in the next year, with the following functions in the highest demand: Finance/accounting/tax, property management, and asset management.
- REITs invest in a wide scope of real estate property types, including offices, apartment buildings, warehouses, retail centers, medical facilities, data centers, cell towers, infrastructure and hotels. Most REITs focus on a particular property type, but some hold multiples types of properties in their portfolios.