Real estate investment trusts, or REITs for short, are popular investments for a few reasons. For starters, as real estate companies they have large property portfolios with tangible values that can’t be devalued overnight by a new competitor or a change in consumer tastes.
Also, they are a special class of investment that gets preferential tax treatment in exchange for a mandate that they deliver 90% of taxable income back to shareholders. This creates a guarantee for big dividends, and a bit more reliability for shareholders than smaller or growth-oriented names that don’t generate material profits.
REITs are incredibly attractive to many investors in 2022 because of these factors. If you’re looking to smooth out some of the volatility in an otherwise choppy market, consider these nine top REITs.
This post originally appeared at U.S. News & World Report.