Though the U.S. is by far the dominant market for public real estate companies, more and more nations are following.

TOP 10 REIT CONSTITUENTS
Company Country Market Capitalization Index Weight Property Type
Westfield Group Australia $17.9B 4.67% Retail
Simon Property Group U.S. $15.9B 4.10 Retail
Equity Office Properties Trust U.S. $11.4B 2.98 Office
Vornado Realty Trust U.S. $11.1B 2.91 Diversified
ProLogis Trust U.S. $10.9B 2.83 Industrial
Equity Residential U.S. $10.8B 2.82 Residential
General Growth Properties U.S. $9.8B 2.56 Retail
Boston Properties Inc. U.S. $8.7B 2.25 Office
Archstone-Smith U.S. $8.6B 2.23 Residential
Kimco Realty Corp. U.S. $7.2B 1.88 Retail
Total $112.4B 29.27%
Sources: NAREIT, FTSE Group
TOP 10 NON-REIT CONSTITUENTS
Company Country Market Capitalization Index Weight Property Type
Mitsubishi Estate Japan $18.1B 8.69% Diversified
Mitsui Fudosan Co. Japan $16.5B 7.89 Diversified
Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong SAR $15.2B 7.27 Office, Residential
Land Securities Group U.K. $12.4B 5.93 Office, Retail
Starwood Hotels & Resorts U.S. $12.0B 5.77 Hotels
Sumitomo Realty & Development Japan $10.1B 4.82 Residential
British Land Co. U.K. $8.8B 4.20 Office, Retail
Hong Kong Land Hong Kong SAR $5.6B 2.69 Office, Residential
Liberty International U.K. $5.6B 2.67 Retail
Hammerson U.K. $4.8B 2.31 Office, Retail
Total $109.1B 52.24%
Sources: NAREIT, FTSE Group