The Case for Real Estate : Direct Property And Real Estate Securities

Article provides the information on direct property and real estate securities. It states that stable income, portfolio diversification and inflation protection are just a few attributes that have been drawing investors to take a closer look at the real estate market. Real estate investments are an important consideration for any long-term investment strategy. Three primary benefits include: ? Enhanced Diversification ? Current Income and Stability ? Inflation Hedge. It also provides the information on different real estate investment options and discusses few principal used in real estate investment such as: 1. RESA: RESA is a real estate fund designed to have a low-to moderate risk profile compared to other open end-end real estate funds. 2. REIT: Principal Real Estate Securities Funds are designed to provide the investor with an indirect exposure to the commercial real estate asset class. This is accomplished by investing in publicly traded equity securities of companies engaged in the real estate industry, focusing on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Provided by: Principal Financial Group Topic: Date Added: Jan 2003 Format: PDF

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