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What Are the Different Types of Real Estate?

There are two major categories of real estate, (1) Residential and (2) Commercial:

Residential Includes:

  • Apartments and townhouse (Centurion Apartment REIT focuses on this type of real estate)
  • Condominiums (condos)
  • Single family homes
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-family homes
  • Mobile homes
  • Modular homes (land leases), a subcategory of the multiresidential industry
  • Cottages and cabins


Commercial Includes:

  • Office buildings
  • Shopping malls
  • Industrial real estate
  • Retail space
  • Hotels, Motels & Resorts