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An accessible introduction to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) The growth of REITs as an asset class has created an excellent opportunity for small investors to participate in the ownership of institutional-quality real estate. Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts examines the benefits and performance characteristics of REITs in easy-to-understand terms. This user-friendly resource is filled with practical guidance and vital information that will help readers get up and running in the REIT market...
An accessible introduction to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) The growth of REITs as an asset class has created an excellent opportunity for small investors to participate in the ownership of institutional-quality real estate. Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts examines the benefits and performance characteristics of REITs in easy-to-understand terms. This user-friendly resource is filled with practical guidance and vital information that will help readers get up and running in the REIT market from picking the right REIT to understanding how to purchase and monitor them. Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts is a valuable road map to an investment vehicle that can help investors stabilize and grow their portfolios for years to come. Richard Imperiale (Union Grove, WI) is founder and President of the Uniplan Companies, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based investment advisory holding company. Uniplan specializes in providing clients with consistently superior risk-adjusted returns managing equity, REIT, and micro cap specialty portfolios. Imperiale is the author of The Micro Cap Investor (0-471-47870-9) and J.K. Lasser Pro Real Estate Investment Trusts (0-471-21166-4).
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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.
Posted May 3, 2007
With the stock market seeming always ready to freeze or fall, author Richard Imperiale believes that investors who want cash return and diversification should consider Real-Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). You may remember some nasty history in decades past associated with shadowy real-estate tax shelters, but the U.S. Congress cleaned that mess up and created this rather stable investing medium instead. REITs' magnetism comes from their required payout from income, their ease of entry and exit, and their overall return, which usually matches stock market results. This makes REITs a nice way to accumulate wealth and line your 401k retirement pillow. Of course, since REITs are publicly traded, they face the stock market's uncertainties. After the 'getting started' chapters, the author gets into the nitty-gritty of REIT securities analysis. As a boon for the very serious investor, Imperiale analyzes numerous real-estate sectors. He asserts that a substantial REIT infusion of 5% to 20% should make most portfolios 'juicier,' but he does not emphasize REITs' market negatives or today¿s erratic real-estate market. So with an added dose of caveat emptor, we recommend this book to people looking for access (without heartburn) into the numerous opportunities in the multitrillion dollar real-estate market, including a quick getaway if needed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.