With WeWork having recently unveiled its prospectus ahead of its large upcoming IPO, we decided to look into alternative investments with exposures to the real estate market and have prepared a league table with the top-performing real estate funds.

While WeWork leases temporary office space to small companies such as startups as well as larger enterprises, a real estate exchange-traded fund (ETF), holds multiple baskets of real-estate securities and offers an especially liquid, low-cost way to invest in the real estate asset class.

Although the returns are less than, say, owning and leasing an entire building, the risk is lower. A REIT ETF (Real-Estate-Investment-Trust) invests in multiple real estate companies at once, creating further diversification and mitigating an investor’s exposure. 

Let’s have a look at their best performing Funds with Real Estate Exposures so far this year, as reported on the Edgefolio platform.

Top Performing Funds with Real Estate Exposures

Rank Company Fund Name Last Month YTD 3 Years CAGR AUM (M$)

(Fund criteria used: Track Record > 3 Yrs, AUM >1 BN, Real Estate Exposures)

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