What are REITs?
Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) allow individuals to take a position in large-scale, income-producing land. A REIT may be a company that owns and typically operates income-producing land or related assets. These may include office buildings, shopping malls, apartments, hotels, resorts, and mortgages or loans. Unlike other land companies, a REIT doesn’t develop land properties to resell them. Instead, a REIT buys and develops properties primarily to work them as a part of its own investment portfolio.
Why would somebody invest in REITs?
REITs provide how for individual investors to earn a share of the income produced through commercial land ownership – without actually having to travel out and buy commercial land.