This paper examines the wealth maximisation and preservation effects of including commercial real estate in retirement-phase portfolio management. Prior research addresses the role of real estate during the wealth-accumulation phase of the investor lifecycle; however,
A real estate investment trust (REIT) is an intermediary that passes its cash ﬂows and income to its shareholders. Hence, the efﬁciency of a REIT in providing this service should affect shareholder value. Using a sample of U.S. equity REITs from 1995 to 2017, we ﬁnd a strong positive correlation
Their comparatively low correlation with other assets also makes them an excellent portfolio diversifier that can help reduce overall portfolio risk and increase returns. These are the characteristics of real estate investment. Read more by Nareit.