The best commercial real estate stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
7 commercial real estate stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the real estate industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
Take a deeper dive into commercial real estate stocks
If you're interested in investing in the real estate industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 162 properties and 22. 8 million square feet as of June 30, 2023 which excludes assets held for sale.
Brandywine Realty Trust stock opened the day at $4.42 after a previous close of $4.38. The latest price was $4.37 (25-minute delay). Brandywine Realty Trust is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD485.3 million and employs 329 staff.
SL Green Realty Corp. , Manhattan's largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of June 30, 2023, SL Green held interests in 60 buildings totaling 33.
SL Green Realty stock opened the day at $37.82 after a previous close of $37.44. The latest price was $36.89 (25-minute delay). SL Green Realty is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$798.5 million and employs 1,137 staff.
CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace services to the commercial real estate, hospitality, residential, and related professionals industries in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company offers CoStar Property that provides inventory of office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality, and student housing properties and land; CoStar Sales, a robust database of comparable commercial real estate sales transactions; CoStar Market Analytics to view and report on aggregated market and submarket trends; and CoStar Tenant, an online business-to-business prospecting and analytical tool that provides tenant information.
CoStar Group stock opened the day at $78.36 after a previous close of $78.23. The latest price was $78.06 (25-minute delay). CoStar Group is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion and employs 5,653 staff.
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) is a REIT that owns and manages office, retail and multifamily assets in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area. ESRT owns the iconic Empire State Building " "the World's Most Famous Building" " and the newly reimagined Empire State Building Observatory that was named #1 attraction in the US for the second year in a row, in Tripadvisor's 2023 Travelers' Choice Awards: Best of the Best.
Empire State Realty Trust stock opened the day at $8.08 after a previous close of $8.04. The latest price was $7.93 (25-minute delay). Empire State Realty Trust is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$720.1 million and employs 667 staff.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT), a leading operator of upscale open-air outlet centers, fully or partially owns and/or manages a portfolio of 37 centers, including one center under development. Tanger's operating centers, which comprise approximately 14 million square feet, are located in 20 states and in Canada and are leased to over 2,700 stores operated by more than 600 different brand name companies.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers stock opened the day at $22.50 after a previous close of $22.49. The latest price was $22.55 (25-minute delay). Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$455 million and employs 341 staff.
Simon is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. . . . . .
Simon Property Group stock opened the day at $111.87 after a previous close of $111.64. The latest price was $111.68 (25-minute delay). Simon Property Group is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.4 billion and employs 2,500 staff.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. At June 30, 2023, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 1.
Prologis stock opened the day at $114.55 after a previous close of $114.55. The latest price was $114.03 (25-minute delay). Prologis is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8 billion and employs 2,466 staff.
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Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
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Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the real estate industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in commercial real estate stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — commercial real estate stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the real estate industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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