November 2012 – A real estate investment trust (REIT), is a type of tax investment vehicle which allows individuals or corporations to invest in real estate.
Retail REITs make up the largest percentage of all REIT schemes, standing at 24% as of 2012. Almost all malls in America are owned by REITs. If you are considering purchasing a retail REIT, then you should first consider the current state of the retail industry, the location and cash flow of the mall and its current tenancy rate.
Residential REITs cover large apartments blocks and manufactured housing developments. The most profitable residential REITs are generally found in popular urban centres, such as New York and LA.
Office REITs focus solely on investing in office buildings. If you are looking at investing in an office REIT, you should consider the current vacancy rate, the employment rates, and how much capital they currently have to purchase new property.
Healthcare REITs have an investment portfolio that includes hospitals, medical centres and nursing homes. Before acquiring healthcare REITs, you should first check the state of the healthcare system in your country. The success of a healthcare REIT is directly correlated to the healthcare industry and funding in your area.
A company such as McKay Securities PLC can help with investing your money in the right places so why not get in touch with them today?
For more information on a real estate investment trust company contact:
McKay Securities PLC
20 Greyfriars Road
Zip: RG1 1NL
Tel: 0118 950 2333