What is a REIT?

A REIT or Real Estate Investment Trust is a company that owns, operates or finances income-producing real estate. Established by Congress in 1960 and modeled after mutual funds, REITs provide all Americans the opportunity to invest in large, diversified portfolios of income-producing real estate in the same way they typically would invest in other businesses, buying stock either directly or through mutual funds. (Partner Content)

Shopping, dining & entertainment: Discover how REITs benefit the world of retail

Next time you make a shopping list, there is a good chance you will be heading to a REIT-owned property to purchase what you need. Retail REIT-owned properties run the gamut of shopping experiences from grocery anchored shopping plazas and outlet centers to local malls and modern shopping/entertainment destinations. (Partner Content)

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Travel & Leisure

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, hotel and lodging REITs provide your home away from home. REITs own hotels in cities across the country with accommodations targeting vacationers, business travelers or group events. (Partner Content)

Office Space

King Kong's climactic standoff and the most memorable scene in "Sleepless in Seattle" happen atop the REIT-owned Empire State Building. Watergate 600, located in the iconic Watergate Complex where Nixon's legacy was changed forever, is undergoing renovations by a REIT to deliver class-A office space in downtown D.C. Not to mention, Boston's Prudential Center, San Francisco's Embarcadero Center and many more are REIT owned. (Partner Content)

Community Revitalization

When REITs decide to invest in development anywhere across America, the benefits can be seen far and wide. Whether it's new development or renovating existing properties that have fallen on hard times, REIT development projects mean jobs, better infrastructure and increased economic activity for local communities. (Partner Content)

REITS connect your world

Find out how real estate investment trusts (REITs) power the cell phone towers, data centers and warehouses that connect our world. (Partner Content)

How REITs impact your life and America’s economy

You may not know it, but Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) impact your life every day. From where you live, work and play to data centers and cell phone towers to your retirement savings, the impact of REITs is all around you. Most people don’t have the time or resources to buy and manage large-scale, […]