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Pacer ETFs adds real estate sector funds to growing ETF lineup


Pacer ETFs has launched three new ETFs comprised of publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and C-corps.

These businesses may benefit from the rise of e-commerce, which has revolutionised both real estate and the ways Americans shop, and offer opportunity in a still-vital brick-and-mortar retail marketplace. The group of thematic Real Estate Sector ETFs equips investors to target both established and emerging segments of opportunity within the broader real estate category.
The new thematic REIT ETFs are designed to give investors a way to play emerging real estate segments with an emphasis on the e-commerce effect.
The Pacer Benchmark E-commerce Effect Suite will be comprised of the following ETFs:
Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTRSM ETF (SRVR): Cell towers and data processing centers store the information and handle the orders that start the e-commerce process. The SRVR ETF is comprised of cell tower REITs, data center REITs, and similar facilities.
Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTRSM ETF (INDS): Warehouses, distribution centers and similar facilities allow for e-commerce companies to ship goods to their final destinations, sometimes within hours. This ETF includes REITs that specialize in the logistics required to make e-commerce work.
“The world has rapidly changed because of e-commerce. Our new suite of ETFs will provide investors with an opportunity to invest in the segments of the real estate market that have benefitted since e-commerce has transformed our lives,” says Sean O’Hara, President of Pacer ETFs Distributors.
The third new ETF falls outside of the suite but still finds value in real estate:
Pacer Benchmark Retail Real Estate SCTRSM ETF (RTL): Many shopping centres, shopping malls and similar structures are thriving enterprises filled with retail establishments. The RTL ETF seeks to invest in assets that are located in prime locations with quality tenants throughout the country.
“I believe we’re only on the cusp of what experiential retail can become. As the old department store model disappears, we’re witnessing a disruption and rapid technological evolution that’s ushering in an exciting new age of reinvented retail by the retail SCTR,” says Benchmark CEO and Managing Partner Kevin R Kelly.
“Real estate has long been an area for diversification and income. And real estate firms and REITs have benefitted from e-commerce more than many realize,” says Joe Thomson, Founder and President of Pacer Financial, Inc.
All three ETFs will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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