Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund

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The Vanguard Real Estate ETF offers an efficient way for investors to gain indirect exposure to real estate prices, by providing a broad exposure to U.S. equity REITs, alongside a small allocation to specialized REITs and real estate firms. This Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index, which measures the output of publicly traded equity REITs and other real estate-related investments. VNQ accurately represents the broad U.S. real estate market, with a majority coverage on equity real estate investment trusts and a few real estate management and development firms.

  • VNQ invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property.

  • It offers a high potential for investment income and some growth; share value rises and falls more sharply than that of funds holding bonds.

  • Appropriate for helping diversify the risks of stocks and bonds in a portfolio.


  • Vanguard Real Estate II Index VRTPX                 11.98

  • American Tower Corp. AMT                         6.73

  • Prologis Inc PLD                                 5.13

  • Crown Castle International Corp CCI                 4.71

  • Equinix Inc EQIX                                 4.05

  • Digital Realty Trust Inc DLR                         2.64

  • Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG                         2.60

  • Public Storage PSA                         2.58

  • SBA Communications Corp - Ordinary Shares - Class A SBAC 1.99

  • Welltower Inc WELL                         1.99

As of 02/28/21