Time and time again, real estate continues to prove itself as a strong possible choice as an investment class. Real estate investing can yield high returns, cash flow generation, and portfolio diversification. It’s renowned as a hedge against volatility and doesn’t typically correlate with stocks or bonds.
Unfortunately, high barriers of entry often prevent everyday investors from accessing the full benefits of this asset class — especially when it comes to commercial real estate. Although commercial properties offer great potential for rewards, they can be out-of-reach for the average investor.
This is where real estate investment trusts (REITs) come in. They can help make real estate investing more accessible by offering investors shares of companies that own and operate a portfolio of investment properties. REITs collect revenue from tenants and distribute those funds to shareholders in the form of dividends.
REITs can be a great way to add commercial real estate investments to your portfolio with the ease and advantages of owning publicly traded stock. But not all commercial REITs are created equally. Click to read more at www.finance.yahoo.com.