Real Estate Investment Trusts

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Definition
A corporation or trust that purchases and manages shares in a real estate portfolio. The combined capital of investors is used to purchase assets under the REIT and it earns profit for investors from rents and capital gains.

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Real Estate Investment Trusts can also be referred to as 'REIT'

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