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Discover How REITs Benefit Your Destination

What is a REIT?
What is a REIT?
A REIT, or Real Estate Investment Trust, is a company that owns, operates or finances income-producing real estate. Established by Congress in 1960 and modeled after mutual funds, REITs provide Americans the chance to own valuable real estate, present the opportunity to access dividend-based income and total returns, and help communities grow, thrive, and revitalize.

Learn how REITs help you reach your destination
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Hotels and Lodging

Hotels & Lodging

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, hotel and lodging REITs provide your home away from home. REITs own hotels in cities across the country with accommodations targeting vacationers, business travelers or group events.

The Don Cesar St. Pete Beach, FL
 
 

Number of U.S. REIT Hotel Properties

  • Limited Service Hotels 600
  • Full Service Hotels560
  • Extended Stay Hotels440
  • Budget Hotels20
The Don Cesar St. Pete Beach, FL
 
 
 
Resort Destinations

Resort Destinations

REITs own some of the top resorts in the country’s most popular destinations including the New York Marriott Marquis, Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.

 
Shopping & Dining

Shopping & Dining

Next time you make a shopping list there is a good chance you will be heading to a REIT-owned property to purchase what you need. REIT-owned properties run the gamut of shopping experiences from grocery-anchored shopping plazas and outlet centers to local malls, restaurants and modern shopping/entertainment destinations.

Hawaii's Ala Moana Center
 
 
Ski Resorts

Ski Resorts

REITs own popular attractions across the country in growing markets. Most of REIT EPR Properties’ 11 ski resorts are located in the Northeast. These resorts saw skier visits grow 27 percent to 11.8 million in the 2016/17 season.

Camelback Mountain Resort
 
 

Most Popular U.S. Travel Destinations

  • LOCATION #REITs
  • Manhattan, NYC55
  • Chicago24
  • San Francisco29
  • Washington D.C.32
  • New Orleans20
  • Boston21
  • San Diego34
  • Los Angeles11
  • Dallas25
  • Seattle11
 
 
Entertainment

Entertainment

Transformative investments by REITs have helped to redefine the shopping experience to changing consumer preferences often including entertainment-based options. In addition, REIT often provide the real estate for leisure activities like ski resorts, water parks, casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, golf facilities and much more.

Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur on the Las Vegas Strip, are owned by MGM Growth Properties, a REIT.

 
 
Business Travel

Business Travel

Perfect for serving the needs of a diverse group of business travelers, REITs own a wide range of hotels in cities across the country and abroad. Ranging from large conference centers to extended-stay facilities, REITs can provide a convenient home away from home when traveling for work.