Realty Income, National Retail Properties, and W.P. Carey are all REITs that have significantly lagged the market over the past year, but over the past 10 years, these companies have crushed the market because of their ability to raise dividends.

In the following video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson sits down with Fool contributor and Editor of the independent Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter Brad Thomas to discuss the triple-net REIT sector and how these companies have been able to be successful over time.

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