Property - Listed Funds

REIT's  = Real Estate Investment Trusts.  REITs, for the first time, brought the benefits of commercial real estate investment to all investors – benefits that previously had been available only through large financial intermediaries and to wealthy individuals.

Listed Property Sector Pursues Consolidation

Data from Old Mutual Investment Group and I-Net Bridge show the listed property sector on the JSE outperformed all other asset classes - equities, bonds and cash - to end last year at a record high.  CLICK the above LINK for details.

REIT Performance for 2013

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REIT Performance for 2014

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ASSET Class Total Returns 2014

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SA Reits on the Global Stage

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Listed Property Outlook - 2015

South Africa’s listed property sector once again confounded its many critics in the asset management industry and comfortably outperformed equities, bonds and cash in 2014. 
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DEFINITION of  ' Real Estate Investment Trust - REIT '

A security that sells like a stock on the major exchanges and invests in real estate directly, either through properties or mortgages. REITs receive special tax considerations and typically offer investors high yields, as well as a highly liquid method of investing in real estate.

Equity REITs : Equity REITs invest in and own properties (thus responsible for the equity or value of their real estate assets).  Their revenues come principally from their properties' rents.
Mortgage REITs :  Mortgage REITs deal in investment and ownership of property mortgages. These REITs loan money for mortgages to owners of real estate, or purchase existing mortgages or mortgage-backed securities. Their revenues are generated primarily by the interest that they earn on the mortgage loans.
Hybrid REITs : Hybrid REITs combine the investment strategies of equity REITs and mortgage REITs by investing in both properties and mortgages.
Individuals can invest in REITs either by purchasing their shares directly on an open exchange or by investing in a mutual fund that specializes in public real estate. An additional benefit to investing in REITs is the fact that many are accompanied by dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). Among other things, REITs invest in shopping malls, office buildings, apartments, warehouses and hotels. Some REITs will invest specifically in one area of real estate - shopping malls, for example - or in one specific region, state or country. Investing in REITs is a liquid, dividend-paying means of participating in the real estate market  ( via ). 

What  is  a  REIT  ? 

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SA Reits - Will Investors Benefit ?

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REITS Can Withstand Higher Rates in 2015

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Consolidation to Sweep SA's Listed Property Sector

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