Take A Look At These Commercial Real Estate Sub-Sector ETFs

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May 3, 2009 8:04am NYSE:ICF NYSE:IYR

commercialI plead guilty to treating commercial real estate as a single homogeneous entity in my two previous commercial real estate posts, Commercial Real Estate Problems Piling Up and Moodys/REAL Commercial Property Price Index.

The truth is that while there are a wide variety of REITs out there that span the full range of commercial real estate activity, my focus is mainly on ETFs and when it comes to ETFs, most of the popular real estate ETFs are of the large catchall variety, such as iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR), iShares Cohen and Steers Realty Majors (ICF), Vanguard REIT Index VIPERS (VNQ) and streetTracks Wilshire REIT (RWR).

While I am not aware of any ETFs that are pure plays on shopping center REITs, office REITs or apartment REITs, there are three commercial real estate sub-sector REIT ETFs that can help sort through various sectoral trends within the REIT universe.

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