US Commercial Real Estate Company Count


Determine the market size in terms of the number of companies of the following US commercial real estate business categories: developers, funds/real estate investment trust firms (REITs), property managers, lenders, and commercial real estate software companies.

Early Findings

US Commercial Real Estate Company Count

  • There are 3,020 real estate investment trust firms in the U.S.
  • There are 32,960 businesses in the U.S. that deal with real estate loans and collateralized debt businesses.
  • There are around 66,244 commercial building construction businesses in the U.S.
  • Around 13,899 firms are engaged in land development businesses in the U.S.
  • There are around 47,901 housing developers in the U.S.
  • Around 3,123 firms are involved in the industrial building construction businesses in the U.S.
  • There are around 18,977 real estate agency franchises in the U.S.
  • Around 2,506,299 businesses are involved in commercial real estate in the U.S.
  • Around 3,437,846 companies are engaged in real estate and rental and leasing solutions in the U.S.
  • There are 45,202 real estate appraisal companies in the U.S.
  • Around 554,623 firms are providers of asset management and consulting services in the U.S.
  • There are around 938,714 real estate sales and brokerage companies in the U.S.
  • There are around 646 online mortgage brokers companies in the U.S.
  • Based on the list from Capterra, there are 42 providers of commercial real estate software.
  • In the U.S., there are around 220 reverse mortgage providers.
  • Around 9,331 companies are involved in loan brokerage service in the U.S.
  • Around 273,764 firms are involved in providing property management services in the U.S.

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Summary of Findings

  • Our one hour of research provided the estimated number of companies based on available data on some real estate industry categories.
  • However, we were not able to find the number of companies for the specific commercial real estate categories that were given such as for the commercial real estate lenders category and the developers category. Most of the available data are general and may include other real estate subsets.
  • Based on these findings, we have outlined the proposed next steps below.

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