A real estate investment trust, commonly refereed to as a REIT is a type of investment that allows individuals to purchase a stake in large-scale assets. Many REITs invest in office buildings, shopping malls, and other pieces of large, commercial real estate.
On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sitting down with Brad Thomas to discuss the world of real estate investment trusts. Brad is the editor of the Forbes Real Estate Investor newsletter, and the co-author of the Intelligent REIT Investor. Brad is an expert on the intricacies of REITs, and on today’s show, he’s sharing his knowledge!
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Brad Thomas recalls as a child, he loved to play Monopoly. He learned early in life that acquiring real estate can be a wealth engine. Immediately after attaining his degree, Brad immersed himself into the world of real estate. He initially worked as a leasing agent, and later transitioned to development.
After the recession, Brad questioned his place in the real estate industry. He possessed a wealth of information, but in the crash he lost a large chunk of equity in his properties. He knew he wanted to pivot, and decided to use his knowledge to help other investors avoid common mistakes.
He became a writer, and entered the REIT industry, which he describes as his calling in life. Brad explains that the average investor lacks liquidity, diversification, and transparency within their portfolio. Investing in a REIT can help an investor avoid all three of those pitfalls.
Brad explains that an REIT has the benefit of liquid security, at any time; an investor can access their funds with the click of a button. REITs also have diversification, as they can provide variety both geographically as well as within a rental base. In terms of transparency, REITs are governed under the SCC and have the benefit of professional, experienced, management teams.
On today’s show, Brad is sharing more insight into the mechanics of REITs. We’ll discuss his favorite sectors within the REIT space, as well as the intentional purpose of REITs. You'll hear all of this, and more on episode 107 of Investing in Real Estate!
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On this episode you’ll learn:
- What qualifies as “real estate” in a REIT?
- What are the four different “food groups” in REITs?
- What is the fundamental law of REITS?
- How do dividends work in a REIT?
- And much more about real estate investing!
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