Specialty Real Estate Investment Trusts Excel Beyond the Usual – NYTimes.com   Leave a comment

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have largely outperformed other investment vehicles in the sluggish economy of the last few years. But one subset — “specialty” trusts that invest in real estate other than the four major groups of office, retail, residential and industrial — has been exceptionally solid.

Such trusts that fall into the specialty category can have trouble attracting investors, who often perceive them as being risky, real estate experts said. Typical investment assets are cellphone towers, cold storage warehouses, or transportation and energy infrastructure, among other things.

via Specialty Real Estate Investment Trusts Excel Beyond the Usual – NYTimes.com.

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Posted December 21, 2011 by arnoneumann in Real Estate

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