The consistency of REITs' earnings and their high dividend yields, together with the low correlation of REIT stock prices with prices of other asset classes, make real estate investment trusts a unique opportunity for investors.
Drawing on more than thirty years of successful investing experience with REITs, Ralph L. Block has created the ultimate REIT guide. This third edition, fully updated, explains the ins and outs of this attractive asset class in an uncomplicated style that makes it easy for novice and professional investors, as well as financial planners and investment advisers, to find what they need to know.
This new edition offers the following:
- How to spot blue-chip REITs and control investment risk
- How REITs compare with other investments
- How to build a diversified REIT portfolio, directly or with REIT mutual funds
- Understanding the risk-and-reward dynamics of commercial real estate
- Important new developments and strategies in the REIT industry
About The Author:-
Ralph L. Block, JD, has been an active participant in the REIT industry for three decades, as an individual investor, investment adviser, professional money manager, author, publisher, and consultant. For his pioneering work, Block received the 2004 Industry Achievement Award from NAREIT, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
He was chief REIT portfolio manager for Bay Isle Financial LLC from 1993 to 2003, portfolio manager for Undiscovered Managers REIT Fund from 1998 through 2003, and is currently a principal and senior portfolio manager for Phocas Financial Corporation, an Alameda, California-based investment advisory firm. He is also the owner and proprietor of Essential REIT Publishing Co., which publishes The Essential REIT newsletter. Before becoming a professional REIT investor, Block was a business lawyer for more than twenty-five years.
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