The World’s Largest Real Estate Companies 2018

Unless you’ve visited Lower Manhattan in the past few years and strolled through its namesake shopping center, there’s a decent chance you’ve never heard of Brookfield Asset Management.

Its low profile, however, hasn’t stopped the Canadian firm from amassing some 400 million square feet of commercial space or from outperforming other global real estate investment firms on nearly every financial metric that counts. Among publicly held real estate owners it has, for the past year, the largest assets ($196 billion), highest revenues ($47.6 billion), third highest profits ($2.3 billion) and third highest market cap ($38.9 billion).

Twenty-three of the 38 largest real estate companies in the world hail from the U.S., including four of the top five. Five of the remaining companies come from Australia, with France and the United Kingdom, making up most of the rest of the list.

1. Brookfield Asset Management | Canada

Real estate owned: diversified

Sales: $47.59 billion

Profit: $2.34 billion

Assets: $195.94 billion

Market value: $38.91 billion

2. American Tower Corporation| United States

Real estate owned: cell towers

Sales: $6.89 billion

Profit: $1.21 billion

Assets: $34.36 billion

Market value: $61.33 billion

3. Simon Property Group | United States

Real estate owned: retail

Sales: $5.57 billion

Profit: $1.95 billion

Assets: $31.02 billion

Market value: $49.52 billion

4. Annaly Capital Management | United States

Real estate owned: debt & equity portfolios

Sales: $2.66 billion

Profit: $2.46 billion

Assets: $100.38 billion

Market value: $12.07 billion

5. Prologis | United States

Real estate owned: warehouses

Sales: $2.68 billion

Profit: $1.81 billion

Assets: $29.67 billion

Market value: $34.84 billion

6. Link REIT | Hong Kong

Real estate owned: retail

Sales: $1.23 billion

Profit: $3.07 billion

Assets: $24.56 billion

Market value: $18.53 billion

7. Weyerhaeuser | United States

Real estate owned: timberlands

Sales: $7.38 billion

Profit: $694 million

Assets: $17.89 billion

Market value: $27.72 billion

8. Gecina | France

Real estate owned: residential & office

Sales: $799 million

Profit: $1.14 billion

Assets: $24.14 billion

Market value: $12.77 billion

9. Klepierre | France

Real estate owned: retail

Sales: $1.58 billion

Profit: $1.39 billion

Assets: $30.20 billion

Market value: $12.39 billion

10. Westfield | Australia

Real estate owned: retail

Sales: $1.41 billion

Profit: $1.55 billion

Assets: $21.25 billion

Market value: $14.24 billion