A new generation of nontraditional REIT opportunities

Infrastructure, data centers and timber REITs are growing in importance

Time to read: 4 min

When most investors think about traditional real estate investment trust (REIT) investment opportunities, they often think about the “four major food groups” of real estate — the retail, office, residential and industrial sectors. While these sectors continue to be a major component of REIT investing, they are increasingly being joined by nontraditional REIT sectors. Our growing reliance on technology and changing demographics are leading to new opportunities in three nontraditional REIT sectors: infrastructure, data centers and timber.

A changing picture of the REIT landscape