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