REIT may not be an acronym that you’re familiar with yet. It stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. What is a Real Estate Investment Trust? A REIT is an investment company that owns or finances the purchase of property that could be or become income-producing. The income-producing real estate they work in depends on the company, but it could be across any sector, from office buildings to warehouses to retail centers. Buying an income-producing property is an investment, and these companies thrive off of the income produced by their properties and in the market as a whole. REITs also allow other people to invest in real estate the same way that they invest in stocks – so they can get in on the action without having to buy a whole building. Read on to learn more about REITs.