Updated Wednesday, September 3, 2014 as of 12:48 AM ET

REITs Perform Well Despite Housing Market Woes

Self-storage leaders like Extra Space, with stock that rose around 45% last year, have capitalized on technology to gain occupancy and push rental rates higher on existing tenants, scoring healthy same-store revenue with little expense growth. The company has done so well it's been able to buy out some of its joint venture partners and buy new properties. Its secret is being more aggressive on pricing than smaller privately held competitors.

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