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Global REIT ETFs

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore. A listed real estate ETF portfolio, diversified across geographies and real estate types.

Strategy Description

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Global REITs are listed real estate investments that pay high dividends and pass through their rental income to investors. They can be viewed as a hybrid between equities and bonds as they must pay out most of the income received.

Real estate, by its very nature of being a physical and limited asset provides potential inflation protection for investors. REITs benefit from inflation in 2 ways:

  • Capital appreciation the value of properties and land owned increases
  • Rent increases regularly negotiated leases can be increased in line with inflation

The portfolio targets a global exposure across 3 major real estate continents – North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, diversifying geographically and by type of real estate.

Implementation is via ETFs, which ensures diversification across the real estate landscape, keeps costs low and does not require the larger balances needed for a direct Global REIT portfolio.

The Global REIT ETF strategy is also offered in a Single Stock only approach

PrintFact Sheet

Portfolio Performance

Portfolio (%)46.3621.42-26.03-9.42
Annualized ReturnStandard DeviationDividend Yield

Allocation Breakdown

Asset Class

Fixed Income0


North America44.82%
Greater Europe22.65%
Developed Asia32.48%
Emerging Asia0
Central/Latin America0.04%


Diversified REITs28.98%
Health Care REITs6.57%
Industrial REITs15.78%
Real Estate Operating Companies12.46%
Residential REITs11.17%
Retail REITs17.07%
Office REITs7.97%

Top Holdings

Asset ClassWeight (%)
1. VanEck Global Real Estate UCITS ETF36.74%
2. Xtrackers FTSE Developed Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF19.05%
3. iShares Asia Property Yield UCITS ETF18.73%
4. iShares US Property Yield UCITS ETF12.32%
5. Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF6.70%
6. iShares Core Japan REIT ETF3.02%
7. Vanguard Australian Property Securities Index ETF2.90%