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Best Performing Office REIT Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
Well established businesses operate through offices, as they need necessary space to operate, and need to accomodate for the needs of their employees. Office REITs are companies which are in the business of acquiring, owning, operating and managing the office real estate and rental propertie spaces in such office properties to tenants. These office REITs may focus on specific business needs or regions - like, those operating only business hotspots like central business districts, those focusing on large-sized office spaces in suburban areas, or those catering to specific classes of tenants, like pharma or technology sector companies or government agencies. (See also, List of Best Performing REIT)
A good number of Office REITs have their shares listed on leading stock exchange of America, which allows investors to benefit from the value creation and high returns in the office real estate business. One must note that though office space is mostly in good demand, a pandemic like Covid-19 has enforced work-from-home necessities which took a tumble on demand for office space. Nevertheless, investors hopeful of office space business and leasing can take investment exposure to such real estate securities by taking shares/units of such office REITs.
Explore more: See the best performing REITs lists of Healthcare REITs, Industrial REITs, Hotel REITs, Retail REITs, Office REITs, Residential REITs, Diversified REITs and Mortgage REITs.

Among the various available property-linked securitites in the category of Office REITs, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Office REIT stocks?
This article provides a list of Office REIT stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Office REIT stocks between the end of the previous year and , and the top 10 return generating Office REIT stocks are listed below.
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Top Office REIT Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Office REIT sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH) 2) Digital Realty Trust (DLR) 3) CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) 4) Liberty Property Trust (LPT) 5) Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (ARE)
 6) Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA) 7) CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (CMCTP) 8) Equity Commonwealth (EQC) 9) Postal Realty Trust, Inc. (PSTL) 10) Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC)

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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Camping World

Camping World Holdings, Inc., incorporated on May 19, 1988, is a provider of a portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts. The Company operates ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Camping World.
The Illinois, IL-headquartered company Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Office REIT of 2020. The Consumer Durables sector business falls under the Automotive Aftermarket industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Camping World has changed by 124.42 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $14.74 per share and year-to-date closing price of $33.08 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.3 billion to $2.93 billion during the same period. Along with Office REIT, the company is also in the business of Consumer Durables, Automotive Aftermarket, Consumer Cyclical, Recreational Vehicles, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Camping World continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Digital Realty Trust.
During the given months of the year 2020, Digital Realty Trust (DLR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 23 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the San Francisco, California-based Digital Realty Trust closed at a price of $119.74 per share, while it traded at a price of $147.28 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $25.01 billion to $41.45 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts sector business.

CoreSite Realty

CoreSite Realty Corporation (CoreSite), incorporated on February 17, 2010, is an integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company, through its controlling interest in CoreSite, L.P., is ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CoreSite Realty.
Based on the market-cap change from $4.23 billion to $5.04 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $112.12 per share to a price of $118.55 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 5.73 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Office REIT stocks, the Colorado, CO-based CoreSite Realty is categorized as the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Liberty Property Trust

Liberty Property Trust (the Trust), incorporated on March 28, 1994, is a self-administered and self-managed Maryland real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trusts assets are owned directly or indirectly, and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Liberty Property Trust.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Liberty Property Trust (LPT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, PA, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Liberty Property Trust has so far gained 3.16 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $60.05 per share and year-to-date price of $61.95 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $9.46 billion to $9.76 billion. The stock of Liberty Property Trust continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500 company, is an urban office real estate investment trust ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Alexandria Real Estate Equities.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (ARE), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $161.58 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $163.65 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 1.28 percentage. The Pasadena, California-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $18.61 billion to $20.74 billion. The Real Estate Investment Trusts specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Easterly Government Properties

Easterly Government Properties, Inc., incorporated on October 9, 2014, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on the acquisition, development and management of Class A ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Easterly Government Properties.
The District of Columbia, DC-based Consumer Services sector company Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Office REIT sector. Classified as the Real Estate Investment Trusts business, the stock price of Easterly Government Properties ended the previous year at a price of $23.73 per share while it reached the level of $23.66 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -0.29%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.89 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Easterly Government Properties in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

CIM Commercial Trust

CIM Commercial is a real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, owns, and operates Class A and creative office assets in vibrant and improving urban communities throughout the United States. Its prope ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CIM Commercial Trust.
CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (CMCTP) has moved by -6.71 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Real Estate sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $26.22 apiece to the price of $24.46 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Dallas, TX-based Real Estate sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $885.92 million to $826.45 million over the same duration.

Equity Commonwealth

Equity Commonwealth, incorporated on October 9, 1986, is an internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation primarily of office buildings ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Equity Commonwealth.
Equity Commonwealth (EQC) generated percentage returns of -6.98 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $32.83 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $30.54 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $4 billion to $3.71 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-category. Based in Massachusetts, MA, the YTD performance of the Office REIT sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Postal Realty Trust

Postal Realty Trust, Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment trust that owns and manages properties leased to the USPS. The Company believes it is one of the largest owners and managers measured by net leasable square footage of properties that are leased to the USPS. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Postal Realty Trust.
The CEDARHURST, NY-based Postal Realty Trust, Inc. (PSTL) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts company. The stock of Postal Realty Trust ended the previous year at a price of $16.95 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $15.27 apiece, which indicates a change of -9.91 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Office REIT for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $89.11 million. It has now changed to $144.71 million as of writing.

Corporate Office Properties Trust

Corporate Office Properties Trust, incorporated on January 22, 1998, is a fully integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, leases, develops and acquires office and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Corporate Office Properties Trust.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Office REIT sector is taken by Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC). The company's stock price changed from $29.38 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $24.5 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -16.61 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Maryland, MD-based Consumer Services sector company was from $3.29 billion to $2.75 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Office REIT sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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