Definitions for "Reit"
Keywords:  hotels, mall, shopping, trust, invest
Real Estate Investment Trust. A real estate investment trust is an investment scheme in which funds collected from investors are used to purchase real estate properties and returns in the form of rentals and profit from eventual sales of properties are paid to investors as dividends. The scheme was introduced in the U.S. in the 1960s as a means to allow small-lot investors to invest in properties. It once lost popularity in the U.S. amid the slumping real estate market, but regained momentum in the 1990s, drawing massive funds. A REIT is a kind of corporate-type investment trust fund which debuted in Japan in Dec. 1998. In the U.S., a trust which pays 95% of earnings to investors as dividends can enjoy an exemption from corporate tax. According to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts in the U.S., 213 REITs were listed on the U.S. stock market as of May 1999, with market capitalization totaling 145 billion dollars. Japan's REIT market was launched on April 1, 2001, based on an amendment to the investment trust law in November 2000. REIT funds are expected to have more than 600 million yen in assets by the end of March 2002.
Real Estate Investment Trust. A publicly traded security representing holdings in real estate investments. A REIT is not an investment company, nor is it a DPP.
Publicly traded stocks that invest in commercial property. REIT investors receive current income from rent, and may also enjoy some capital appreciation if properties held by the trust increase in value.
Keywords:  sedge, seaweed
Sedge; seaweed.
Keywords:  publicly, fun, traded, company, fund
a publicly traded company fund with
a publicly traded company fun
a corporation (lots of legal, compliance and disclosure requirements
a creature of tax law
a special designation that lets a company avoid paying income taxes at the corporate level
Rejection Relative form of purchasing power parity
Keywords:  retire, capital, return
retire Return on Capital
Keywords:  analogous, regulated, entity, flow
a flow - through entity that is analogous to a regulated
Keywords:  release
Keywords:  stocks, security
a security, much like stocks