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What Is a REIT?

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
What Is a REIT?

An REIT is one way investors can glean the benefits of owning commercial real estate.

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.

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