REIT


REIT
real estate investment trust (REIT)
A trust used to hold ownership of real property for investors. The trust structure is used to benefit from tax code provisions. American Banker Glossary
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Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
An organization similar to an investment company in some respects but concentrating its holdings in real estate investments. Exchange Handbook Glossary
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Real estate investment trust, which is similar to a closed-end mutual fund. REITs invest in real estate or loans secured by real estate and issue shares in such investments. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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REIT REIT noun [countable]
FINANCE real estate investment trust; in the US, a mutual fund that invests in land and buildings. REITs have special tax advantages for investors:

• The REIT already owns five buildings in the city.

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REIT UK US noun
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE, PROPERTY, TAX ABBREVIATION for Real Estate Investment Trust: in the US, a company that invests in property or property loans, and sells shares in those investments in a similar way to a mutual fund. REITs are used to avoid income tax or to reduce the amount that has to be paid: »

By law REITs must pass on to their shareholders 90% of their taxable income.

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REITs present slightly different risks to those associated with investing in the real estate industry in general.

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REIT shares often take a hit when interest rates go higher.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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