Some of the favored blue-chip brands include Federal Realty ( FRT), HCP ( HCP), National Retail Properties ( NNN), Tanger Factory Outlets ( SKT), WP Carey ( WPC), Realty Income ( O), Universal Health Realty ( UHT), Essex Property Trust ( ESS), National Health Investors ( NHI), Urstadt Biddle Properties ( UBA) and Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI).

At the time of publication, Thomas owned shares of Realty Income (O).

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

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