About This Chapter
Real Estate Investment Trusts
You can utilize this chapter to create a plan of action to tackle your review of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The lessons will thoroughly define REITs and explain their structure, resulting in a comprehensive overview of this real estate topic. After completion of these lessons, you should be able to:
- Define REITs
- List different types of REITs
- Explain the structure of REITs
- Understand tax treatment of REITs
- Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose of the REIT Modernization Act of 1999
These lessons, which have been written by experienced instructors, allow you to review at your convenience and at your own pace. The lessons deliver the necessary material in a concise manner so you are able to use your time wisely. Once the lessons have been completed, you can assess your knowledge of the chapter by utilizing the chapter exam at the end.
1. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): Definition & Types
Real estate investment seminars advertising that you can '~'get rich quick'~' are everywhere. For those wanting to invest in real estate, a trust may be a safer bet. This lesson will introduce you to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), explain the different types, and explain how to get started investing.
2. Structure of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Real estate investment trusts are a major source for individuals to invest in real estate. This lesson discusses the structure and different types of real estate investment trusts.
3. Tax Treatment of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Real estate investments trusts are companies organized to use funds from investors to invest in real estate. Learn about how these trusts are a major source of capital for real estate investment in this lesson.
4. REIT Modernization Act of 1999: Definition & Purpose
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were created by Congress in 1960. In 1999, Congress passed the REIT Modernization Act, which allowed REITs to compete more fairly with other investments and carry out their business plans.
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