The real estate sector suffered significant damage at the hands of the 2020 coronavirus market slump. It’s also been one of the better rebound stories, and that strength is on display this year as the S&P 500 Real Estate Index is higher by 14%.
However, some market observers are lukewarm on the sector, signaling that gains from here may be limited. That may be the case with prosaic passive strategies, but active funds, including the ALPS Active REIT ETF (NASDAQ: REIT), can move swiftly to allocate to segments of the real estate sector that offer more upside potential.
REIT’s active style is relevant at a time when the outlook is bright for some corners of the real estate market and challenging in other segments.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a significant headwind to the overall REITs sector. Commercial property demand remains well below pre-crisis levels, as segments of the economy have yet to fully recover—which…