Real Estate Investment Trusts - 90% Payout Translates into High Yield Returns

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) make for excellent high yield investments since they pay out 90% of their income to investors. They are structured to intentionally optimize returns net of taxes to investors. In return for the special tax treatment they return, REITs must pay out 90% of their income to investors. Often times, REITs will yield anywhere from 5%-10%. Investors would be wise to investigate any REITs in excess of 11% since the market may be pricing in some sort of reduction in income or net asset value of the trust.

See below for a list of all publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States:

Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR)
Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC)
Alexanders Inc. NYSE: ALX
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE)
AMB Property Corporation (NYSE: AMB)
American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE: ACC)
American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC)
American Financial Realty Trust (NYSE: AFR)
American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE: AHM)
AmeriVest Properties, Inc. (AMEX: AMV)
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY)
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp., (NYSE: ANH)
Apartment Investment & Management Company (NYSE: AIV)
Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT)
Associated Estates Realty Corporation (NYSE: AEC)
AvalonBay Communities (NYSE: AVB)
BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR)
Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP)
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN)
BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BRE)
Brookfield Properties Corporation (NYSE: BPO)
BRT Realty Trust (NYSE: BRT)
Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT)
Capstead Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: CMO)
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL)
Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc. (NYSE: CDR)
Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM)
Cogdell Spencer, Inc. (NYSE: CSA)
Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE: CLP)
Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE: CLP)
Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC
Cousins Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CUZ)
Crescent Real Estate Equities Company (NYSE: CEI)
DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT)
Developers Diversified Realty Corporation (NYSE: DDR)
DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH)
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR)
Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE)
Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust (acquired by AP AIMCAP)
EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP)
Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR)
Entertainment Properties Trust (NYSE: EPR)
Equity Inns (NYSE: ENN)
Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY)
Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR)
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS)
Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXR)
Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT)
FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE: FCH)
Feldman Mall Properties, Inc. (NYSE: FMP)
Fieldstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: FICC)
First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR)
First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO)
Forest City Enterprises, Inc (NYSE: FCEA NYSE: FCEB)
Franklin Street Properties Corp. (AMEX: FSP)
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc. (NYSE: FBR)
General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP)
Getty Realty Corp. NYSE: GTY
Glenborough Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: GLB)
Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT)
Health Care Property Investors, Inc. (NYSE: HCP)
Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN)
Healthcare Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: HR)
Hersha Hospitality Trust (AMEX: HT)
Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH)
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)
Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME)
Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT)
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST)
HRPT Properties Trust (NYSE: HRP)
IMPAC Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IMH)
InnSuites Hospitality Trust (AMEX: IHT)
Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC)
Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM)
Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG)
LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO)
Lexington Corporate Properties Trust (NYSE: LXP)
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY)
Longview Fibre Company (NYSE: LFB)
LTC Properties, Inc.(NYSE: LTC)
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI)
Maguire Properties, Inc. (NYSE: MPG)
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW)
MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. (NYSE: MFA)
MHI Hospitality Corporation (AMEX: MDH)
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: MNRTA)
National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN)
Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NHP)
New Century Financial (filed for Ch. 11 protection on April 2, 2007)
New Plan (NYSE: NXL)
Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: NKT)
NovaStar Financial, Inc. (NYSE: NFI)
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (Template:Nyse2E)
One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE: OLP)
Opteum (NYSE: OPX)
Origen Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORGN)
Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY)
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI)
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM)
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (NYSE: PCL)
Post Properties Trust (NYSE: PPS)
Potlatch Corp. (NYSE: PCH)
ProLogis (NYSE: PLD)
Public Storage (NYSE: PSA)
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT)
Rayonier, Inc. (NYSE: RYN)
Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O)
Reckson Associates Realty Corp. (NYSE: RA)
Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG)
Republic Property Trust (NYSE: RPB)
Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS)
Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH)
Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG)
Sizeler Property Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SIZ)
SL Green Realty Trust (NYSE: SLG)
Sovran Self Storage, Inc. (NYSE: SSS)
Spirit Finance Corporation (NYSE: SFC)
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE)
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO)
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR)
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT)
Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO)
The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC)
Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPGI)
Thornburg Mortgage, Inc. (NYSE: TMA)
United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE: UDR)
Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE: UHT)
Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UBA)
U-Store-It Trust (NYSE: YSI)
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR)
Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTB)
Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO)
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE)
Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI)
Wellsford Real Properties, Inc. (AMEX: WRP)
Winston Hotels, Inc. (NYSE: WXH)
Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE: FUR)

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