Private REITs – What is a Private Real Estate Investment Trust

Private real estate investment trust is one of the many different types of REIT. A REIT is a type of mutual fund for real estate investment where investors pool their money to invest in property and get dividends in return. REITs come up with an initial public offer (IPO) that is open to investors after which they are listed on an exchange, where they are freely bought and sold. So what is private REIT? A private REIT is one that is not traded on any exchange, and is generally open…

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REIT – What is Real Estate Investment Trust & Benefits of REITs

Traditionally, Indians have always loved acquiring property. Most people equate investment with property, or gold. There’s always something reassuring about having an asset that is tangible and can be seen and touched, rather than some notation in a book or a computer entry. There is a huge unmet demand for property in India, so a savvy investor will be able to reap rich rewards. However, the problem with investing in real estate is that you need large sums of capital. And besides, it’s not particularly liquid. If you need cash…

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MREITs – Guide to Mortgage REITs

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, made the news recently when the first one in India came out with an IPO. REITs are like mutual funds for real estate, and enable investors to make investments in the sector, without having to put in large sums. This, along with fact that they are listed on stock exchanges and hence liquid, make REITs an attractive proposition. There are many types of REITs, including equity REITS which are the most common, and mortgage REITs, a.k.a. mREITs. So what are mortgage REITs? These are…

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How to Invest in REIT in India

Real estate investment trusts or REITs are like mutual funds for the real estate sector. They collect funds from investors and put the money into real estate. The returns they earn from rental income and sale of property is distributed as dividends to investors. So retail investors can now invest in real estate without spending large sums of money. Plus REITs are listed on the exchange and can be freely bought and sold, so liquidity is pretty high too. REIT investing is still in its infancy in India since the…

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How do REITs work?

In March 2019, the first real estate investment trust, or REIT, came out with an initial public offer (IPO) for Indian investors. This paves the way for Indians to invest in the real estate sector without actually having to buy expensive real estate. So what are REITs and how do they work? Well, REITs are not all that different from mutual funds, except that instead of investing in equity or debt, they invest in real estate. REITs either purchase property or are involved in property development. They make money in…

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5 Different Types of REITs

Real estate investment trusts or REITs will make participation in the real estate market much easier for investors in India. REITs are like mutual funds that invest in the real estate sector. They offer many more benefits for investors because of the lower investment needed and the higher liquidity since they are listed on an exchange. Did you know that there are different types of REITs? However, you must note that the first REIT came into existence in India only in March 2019. This is an equity REIT and can…

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