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.
A REIT primer
By Roberto H. Castro "Reader" - August 27, 2007
Richard Imperiale's "Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts" is a primer on REITs. While the content covers the range of REITs and he makes a case for including REITs in an investment portfolio, it is slightly basic. The subject of non-US REITs and tax issues a US investor should consider when investing overseas is not addressed. Too bad, a chapter or two covering foreign REITs would have improved this book substantially.
How-to manual for REIT profits
By Rolf Dobelli "getAbstract" - 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%... read more
Did Publisher Bother To Proofread Book?
By Kenneth R. Kroll - October 14, 2012
This review is not about the content of the book. I have still to try to read the book. This is review is about the quality of the publishing of this book.
The publisher obviously never proofread what it was printing. From most paragraphs and most lines of the the book, the words have be randomly split, making it extremely hard to read. Examples are "inv estors", "for tune", "inv olved", "w e", etc. If I was Wiley, I would be embarrassed.
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