A REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is a company that owns and operates income-producing properties and combine the best of the real estate and the capital markets.
*Source: NAREIT. Data as of oct 2020
Since 1993 equity REITs returned, on average, more than 10% annually, which is higher than the return on stocks over the same period.
56% of REITs returns are a result of a steady and growing stream of income. Which is more than twice than stocks.