Real estate investment trusts have become wildly popular over the past few years, particularly since they have provided some lovely returns while other investments have virtually stalled. As the Wall Street Journal recently noted, funds that contain real estate-centered stocks such as REITs have done exceedingly well over the past three years.
There are a plethora of REITs in business these days, but here are three retail REITs that seem to be showing some particular gusto and promise lately.
Washington Real Estate Investment
One Fool's take
These particular REITs look poised to take advantage of the burgeoning markets in both rental properties and commercial lending. As always, do your due diligence, perhaps paying a little extra attention to these three companies -- all of which seem to have a lot going on that is worthy of investor attention.
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