Many investors believe the real estate sector is a “boring” place to invest and that its returns couldn’t possibly match that of the S&P 500 over time.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it’s fair to say that many investors who bought REITs and held on to them for 20 years or more were able to build life-changing wealth as a result.
With that in mind, here are five rock-solid real estate investment trusts, or REITs, that have delivered quarter-million dollar returns (or much more) for investors who had the foresight and patience to invest early and let their money grow by reinvesting their dividends along the way.
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1. Realty Income
Realty Income (NYSE: O) is a net-lease REIT that specializes in freestanding retail properties but focuses on tenants that are recession-resistant and that aren’t easily disrupted by e-commerce. Just to name a