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Investing in REITs: Real Estate Investment Trusts, 4th Edition by Ralph L. Block

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The Practicalities of Investing Overseas for the Individual Investor

As indicated earlier, global investing in real estate stocks is dominated by institutional investors. This leaves the individual investor with two realistic choices, discussed next.

Investment Mutual Funds

While open-end mutual funds may be anathema to some iconoclastic investors, for many investors the sheer complexity of the global real estate securities (GRES) market makes the investment fund route the choice for many, if not most, individual investors. This choice seems reasonable, regardless of the sum an individual may wish to commit.

As with all mutual fund investments, investors should consider carefully the information contained in the fund prospectus, keeping in mind ...

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