Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are companies that investdirectly in commercial real estate properties, but whose sharestrade as stocks on the major exchanges. So does the need for a comprehensive, reliable, yet accessibleresource for understanding these investments. The andupdated Investing in REITs: Real Estate Investment Trusts, FourthEdition does exactly that.
Widely known as the classic book on real estate investmenttrusts for the investor, this new edition providesup-to-date info and discusses industry trends. Written byREIT investment pro Ralph L. Block, it looks at all of the keydevelopments and strategies that have taken place in the REITindustry during the last several years, presenting invaluableinformation and advice on how best 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 chapter, written byindustry veterans Kenneth Campbell and Steven Burton, looks atnon-U.S. REITs and choices 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, investing in REITs has track record of providing excellent investment returns. Together with the correlation of stock priceswith the prices of other asset classes, make such investments aunique opportunity.
A vital read for both individuals--investors, financialplanners, and investment advisors--and associations interestedin investing in commercial real estate through stocks,Investing in REITs continues to set the bar for Reits REIT informationand advice.