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This book takes an in-depth look at the real estate investment trust (REIT), in particularly the immense Asia region. The REIT is a company, which owns, operates, or finances income-generating real estate. Modelled after mutual funds, the REITs pool the capital of

numerous investors. The investors can earn dividends from direct real estate investments without having to buy, manage, or finance any properties themselves.

The REIT Is distinguished by the following key features:

  • REITs generate a steady income stream for investors and offer slow to moderate capital appreciation.
  • Most REITs are publicly traded like common stocks, which makes them highly liquid (unlike direct real estate investments).
  • REITs invest in most direct real estate types like apartment buildings, cell towers, data centres, hotels, medical facilities, offices, retail centres, and warehouses.

Eight chapters are devoted to this book, to be followed by the ‘Conclusion” chapter. It is hoped that this REITs book is meaningful in practice and in scholarship.