Postal Realty Trust (PSTL) is an internally managed real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) that owns properties leased to the United States Postal Service (‘USPS’). The fragmented state of USPS properties makes PSTL an unlikely growth story with a hefty 5% dividend yield as a starting point. While the tenant concentration is a potential cause for concern, PSTL appears to be a worthy addition to any dividend growth portfolio.
Postal Office Real Estate
For those who are unfamiliar with postal office real estate, the USPS is a government entity whereas the underlying USPS properties are often privately owned. PSTL owns 666 such properties spread across 47 states, with a heavy concentration everywhere except the West coast:
(2020 Investor Presentation)
While it is tempting to put PSTL in the same league as triple net lease (‘NNN’) operators such as Realty Income (O), there are important distinctions to make. Typical NNN REITs like