Dividends4Life: The 7 Best REITs to Buy for Big (And Growing!) Yields

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been one of the top-performing asset classes of the past few decades, and in fact, the very best one over the past 15 years. These owners of commercial real estate — apartments, office buildings, strip malls and more — offer high yield potential. That’s because to qualify for certain lofty tax benefits, they have to kick out at least 90% of their taxable income in the form of dividends to shareholders. Typically, REITs throw off high yields between 4% and 7%. So today, we’re looking at seven of the best REITs to buy right now — they yield as much as 8%, and they’re focused on growing those payouts, too. In order of yield...

Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP) owns 164 high rise office buildings in five key markets. Two big items to look at when evaluating REITs are size of the portfolio, and where that portfolio is located. Apartment owner UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) has both areas covered. Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), a $38 billion REIT that has free rein to crush the competition. And you can start your search at Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc (NYSE:SKT). Many consider Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) to be among the best REITs to buy, if not the absolute best there is. The continued rise of e-commerce — and potential manufacturing gains under President Donald Trump — should give a long-term boost to REITs like Stag Industrial Inc (NYSE:STAG) that own warehouses and light industrial properties. Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BMXT), one of the best REITs among is one of the best.

Source: InvestorPlace

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