REIT has been around since the 1960s, currently over 40 countries have taken up this model. REITs stands for Real Estate Investment Trusts is a privilege which has been extended to all investors around the world who may want to invest in local or international REITs. The most popular examples are FTSE EPRA and Nareit Global Estate Index Series. The index holds REITs and non-REIT listed property companies and includes the Developed Markets and Emerging Markets indices. REITs may generate a steady income, however, there is little in the way of capital appreciation.
Would you invest in REITs? Do you believe it is a good concept?