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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Overview: the U.S. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations %

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General and Operations Managers2%
Accountants and Auditors 5%
Accountants and Auditors 5%
Financial Analysts and Advisors 13%
Financial Analysts 7%
Personal Financial Advisors 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 14%
Sales Representatives, Services 12%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 12%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 12%
Information and Record Clerks 12%
Brokerage Clerks 5%
Brokerage Clerks 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • C.S. Mott Foundation trademarks "CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION" - Charitable services - 09/20/2017
  • Packet Digital raises $3 million in funding. - 12/14/2016
  • SMC trademarks "WORKING PARTS" - Magazine in the field of manufacturing and manufacturing industries - 09/24/2013
  • Packet Digital trademarks "POWER SOFT" - Semiconductor chips; semiconductor chip sets comprised primarily of semiconductor chips; circuit board assemblies; integrated circuits - 03/16/2011
  • Chatham Lodging Trust raises $10 million in funding. - 01/05/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Packet Digital
    Redwood Trust

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE: IGR) Declares Monthly Distribution for January - The Fund’s investment income is mainly comprised of distributions received from the real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other companies in which it invests. “Net investment income” refers to the Fund’s investment income offset by its ... (01/12/2018)
    • US real estate stocks hit by bond market sell-off - The real estate sector of the S&P 500 is dominated by real estate investment trusts, or “Reits”, which borrow money to buy properties, meaning higher interest rates increase funding costs. The stocks are also seen as bond proxies, paying investors a ... (01/12/2018)
    • Melcor REIT Announces the Closing of $80.875 Million of Property Acquisitions - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES. Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: MR.UN) (the "REIT") announced today the closing of the purchase (the "Melcor Acquisition") of five commercial properties (the ... (01/12/2018)
    • The New Tax Plan: When It Comes To Real Estate, There are Still Winners - There will also be a benefit to investors of real-estate investment trusts, who will have a smaller tax bill on ... That deduction includes the income that flows to REIT investors through dividends — mainly from rent or mortgage interest — but not ... (01/12/2018)
    • These REITs Are Primed To Boost Their Payouts In January (VNQ) - And it’s especially important to keep tabs on the dividend growth of your real estate investment trusts (REITs). I want to buy REITs that are constantly raising their rent. Larger and larger rent checks create growing dividend checks for us! (01/12/2018)
    • Credit Suisse Cautions on Outlook for Singapore's Surging REITs - For this year, the REITs may return 3.4 percentage points over a 10-year bond, less than the historical average of 3.7 percentage points, Kum wrote in a note. The Straits Times Real Estate Investment Trust Index gave a 28 percent total return last year as ... (01/12/2018)
    • Mulkia REIT acquires Saudi luxury hotel villa property - The Vivienda Hotel Villas Al Hada, located on Prince Faisal bin Fahad Road over a 10,000 sq m area, was bought through its real estate investment trust (REIT) fund. The acquisition will be financed in part through any offering surplus available in the SR18 ... (01/11/2018)
    • Interested In Real Estate? Why Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) May Be The Entry Point - Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) is a USD$4.35B real estate investment trust (REIT), which is a collective vehicle for investing in real estate that began in the US and has since been adopted worldwide as an investment asset. Real estate ... (01/10/2018)
    • Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI) Moves Lower on Volume Spike for January 09 - Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has a P/B ratio of 1.08. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is a self-managed and self-administered REIT in the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition, redevelopment ... (01/10/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,301,425 on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). It has awarded 31 contracts to 14 companies, with an average value of $92,959 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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