Highlights

  • As the economy reopened in 2021, real estate was one of the last sectors to rebound from the Covid-19 selloff.
  • The diverse real estate sector includes apartments, industrial warehouses, data centers, self-storage, malls, and offices – and is most often accessed using mutual funds and ETFs that invest in REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).
  • REITs have managed to perform well in 2021, despite rising interest rates, but most portfolios have only limited exposure to the asset class.
  • Because the asset class is so diverse, actively managed real estate funds may be best equipped to provide investors an opportunity to outperform.
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