The performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs) has unsurprisingly improved in all sectors as the economy rebounds from the effects of the pandemic. But which types of REITs are faring best? Storage REITs top the list with a 32% return from February 2020 through May 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Industrial and single-family-rental REITs have the next highest return, both at 19%. The only other commercial sector with positive returns is strip malls at 7%. However, even REIT sectors still in the red have improved significantly. For example, lodging REITs moved from a -51% return between January and May 2020 to a -1% return between February 2020 and May 2021. The Mortgage Bankers Association notes that REIT returns do not necessarily reflect private commercial real estate values.