The Millionacres Podcast

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In this episode, Millionacres editor, Deidre Woollard, sits down with Senior Analyst Matt Frankel to discuss the basics of investing in REITs.

Show Notes

A real estate investment trust, or REIT (pronounced reet), is a unique type of company that allows investors to pool their money to invest in real estate assets. Some REITs simply buy properties and rent them to tenants, others develop properties from the ground up, and some don’t even own properties at all, choosing to focus on the mortgage and financial side of real estate. Although this is an oversimplification, you can think of a REIT like a mutual fund for real estate. Hundreds or thousands of investors buy shares and contribute money to a pool, and professional managers decide how to invest it.

In this first episode of The Millionacres Podcast, Dedire Woollard and Matt Frankel break down the basics of investing in REITs.

What is The Millionacres Podcast?

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