Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are companies that investdirectly in commercial real estate properties, but whose sharestrade as stocks on the major exchanges. As the interest in REITsgrows, so does the demand for a comprehensive, reliable, yet accessibleresource for understanding these investments. The newly revised andupdated Investing in REITs: Real Estate Investment Trusts, FourthEdition does exactly that.
Widely known as the book on real estate investmenttrusts for the investor, this new edition providesup-to-date info and industry trends. Written byREIT investment pro Ralph L. Block, it looks at all of the keydevelopments and strategies which have taken place in the REITindustry during the last several years, presenting invaluableinformation and advice on how to value individual REITs (as wellas REIT shares generally), the risk-and-reward dynamics ofcommercial real estate, and how to spot blue-chip REITs and controlinvestment risk. Moreover, an entirely new Passive Income chapter, written byindustry veterans Kenneth Campbell and Steven Burton, looks atnon-U.S. REITs and options for investing in them.
Investing has become increasingly common in the aftermathof the real estate crisis. A dividend-paying way toparticipate in the real estate market has along track record of providing excellent investment returns. Theirconsistency, together with the correlation of REIT stock priceswith the costs of other asset classes, make such investments aunique opportunity.
A vital read for both individuals--investors, financialplanners, and investment advisors--and institutions interestedin investing in real estate through REIT stocks,Investing in REITs has been set the bar for informationand advice.