What is a REIT?
REITs are recognised as an effective structure to finance and manage listed real estate and are a key feature of the majority of the world's developed investment jurisdictions. At EPRA we believe that the rise of REITs, which maximise the flow of long-term rental income stream to pension funds and private investors saving for retirement, will gather further momentum.
The REIT structure varies country-by-country, and it is constantly evolving. Below is an analysis of global REITs as of September 2016. The survey is published every September.