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Real Estate Securities

Ticker: CNREX
Inception Date: 01/05/2004

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Mutual Fund Overview: Invest in Real Estate Securities Worldwide

With a broader focus, the Real Estate Securities Fund includes Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), publicly traded real estate development companies, real estate management companies, building supply companies, timber companies, real property holdings, and other publicly-traded companies involved in real estate related activities.

We believe there is a convincing case for investing in real estate securities since there are a variety of personal investment options that extend beyond brick and mortar. The Fund generally considers a business to be a real estate company when it derives at least 50% of its revenue from real estate related activities or has at least 50% of its assets in real estate.

Consistent with the Fund’s investment objectives, certain securities will be selected for the potential for high current return while others will be chosen for their long-term capital appreciation potential. However, there are many consistent real estate securities fund benefits including:

  • • Long-term capital appreciation potential;

  • • Dividend yield opportunity;

  • • Access to a variety of property types;

  • • Portfolio diversification; and

  • • All-encompassing real estate.

We believe investing in real estate and real estate related securities worldwide provides a solid opportunity for investors to bring it home.

Investment Objective

The Commonwealth Real Estate Securities Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income. Our strategic process includes investing at least 80% of assets in securities of companies principally engaged in the real estate industry and other real estate related investments.

The Real Estate Securities Fund invests primarily in equity securities without regard to capitalization, common and preferred stock, and securities convertible into common stock. It also invests in debt instruments of these companies.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) own and in most cases operate income-producing real estate. Some REITs also engage in financing real estate. A REIT is not taxed on income distributed to shareholders if it complies with several requirements relating to its organization, ownership, assets and income.

Fund Performance

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Fund Investment Holdings

Holdings as of 08/13/21

James Hardie Ind Plc Adr5.93%
American Tower-A4.69%
Sba Communications Corp4.42%
Lennox Intl Inc4.14%
Tecnoglass Inc3.81%
Feder-Gt Obl-I 73.71%
Digital Realty3.52%
Lowe'S Cos Inc3.50%
Dr Horton Inc3.14%
Hannon Armstrong2.96%
Extra Space Stor2.84%
Intercontinental Hotels2.83%
Lennar Corp-A2.76%
Crown Castle Int2.71%
Cyrusone, Inc.2.58%
Alexandria Real2.34%
Wp Carey Inc2.32%
Fs Bancorp Inc2.14%
Iron Mountain Inc.2.12%
Summit Materials, Inc.2.06%
Techtronic I - Adr1.82%
Store Capital1.82%
Nvr Inc1.73%
Grupo Aeroportuario - Adr1.67%
Prologis Inc1.66%
Ryman Hospitality Prop1.66%
Gladstone Land Corp1.62%
Charter Hall Education1.56%
Stag Industrial Inc1.56%
Harleysville Financial1.53%
Global Net Lease Inc1.41%
Global Self Storage Inc1.41%
Eastgroup Prop1.37%
National Retail1.30%
Redwood Trust1.27%
Boston Propertie1.15%
Equinix Inc1.11%
Ventas Inc1.09%
Physicians Realty Trust1.03%
Ares Comm Real Estate1.02%
U.S. Lime & Minerals Inc.0.97%
Washington Reit0.96%
Kajima Corp - Adr0.89%
Toll Brothers0.80%
Ladder Capital Corp0.75%
Lend Lease Corp Ltd - Adr0.71%
Cyrela Brazil Realty0.71%
Brasilagro-Cia Bra0.40%
Irsa Propiedades Com Adr0.23%
Pch Call 50 11/19/20210.12%

Portfolio holdings will change due to ongoing management of the Fund. Reference to specific securities or sectors should not be construed as recommendations by the Fund, the advisor, or the distributor.


Record date of December 19, 2019, the Ex-Dividend/Reinvestment and Payable Date of December 20, 2019.

Ordinary Investment Income per share: $0.070532
Long-Term Capital Gain per share: $0.086475
NEV Reinvestment Rate: $18.35 per share


The minimum initial investment is $200 and there is no minimum for subsequent investments.


Learn about the principal risks of investing in the Real Estate Securities Fund, which includes market, foreign security, and geographic risk.