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Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts

Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts

Richard Imperiale

ISBN: 978-0-470-04624-1

Oct 2006

256 pages

$20.99

Description

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REITS



GETTING STARTED IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer small investors the chance to participate in a broad range of real estate opportunities across most major property sectors and geographic locations. But to make the most out of this proven investment vehicle, you must first gain a firm understanding of it.

Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts provides an accessible introduction to the benefits and performance characteristics of REITs and examines the role they play in a well-diversified investment portfolio.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts covers a wide variety of issues within this field, including:
* The legal and financial history of REITs
* How REITs behave as an investment class and how they are best integrated into an investor's portfolio
* The fundamental economic issues that affect real estate and how they impact REITs
* Specific methods for analyzing REITs as an investment
* Different types of REITs: residential, office, industrial, retail property, and more


Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts is a valuable road map to an investment that can help stabilize and grow your portfolio for years to come.
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART 1: Getting Started in REITs.

Chapter 1: Real Estate as an Asset Class.

Chapter 2: The History of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Chapter 3: REITs as an Asset Class.

Chapter 4: REITs as a Portfolio Diversification Tool.

Chapter 5: Integrating REITs into an Investment Portfolio.

PART 2: Real Estate Economics and Analysis.

Chapter 6: Real Estate Market Characteristics.

Chapter 7: Real Estate Development.

Chapter 8: Partnerships and Joint Ventures.

Chapter 9: Analyzing REITs.

Chapter 10: Advanced Financial REIT Topics.

PART 3: Public Real Estate Sectors.

Chapter 11: Residential REITs.

Chapter 12: Manufactured Home Community REITs.

Chapter 13: Office REITs.

Chapter 14: Industrial REITs.

Chapter 15: Retail Property REITs.

Chapter 16: Hotel REITs.

Chapter 17: Health Care Properties.

Chapter 18: Self-Storage REITs.

Chapter 19: Other REIT Sectors.

Appendix A: Real Estate Mutual Funds.

Appendix B: Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Glossary.

Index.