A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an investment vehicle structured as a Trust. The objective of a REIT is to acquire, hold, administer, manage and sell income generating local and foreign real estate assets, either directly or indirectly.
REITs provide an unparalleled investment opportunity and access to an alternative asset class usually considered to be illiquid and only accessible at high-ticket sizes. REITs may appeal to investors looking to diversify their portfolio into property with potential to receive a regular and consistent income stream. REITs are designed to generate wealth in two ways, through capital growth as well as income return.