Am I misunderstanding how REITs work?

So I currently don't own any REITs and was trying to diversify into them. Currently I've found 3 that are recommended by multiple sites and have considerable positive analyst coverage. Maybe I'm missing the point, but if I'm picking from a list of them, why would I not just choose the one with the highest dividend? EPD MPW and WPC are what I've narrowed it down to. EPDs dividend last quarter was .465 a share which means I could buy 3 shares at it's current price vs 1 share of WPC and get a larger div payout for the same investment. Which is why I don't understand why anyone would pick a lower dividend if each company is successful and has good future outlooks.


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