High-quality REITs can boost your returns

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) can play a useful role in well-balanced, income-seeking portfolios. Not only can they provide regular and stable income streams, but they can also deliver capital gains. In addition, they can add diversification, reducing the overall risk and volatility of the… Read More

Investing in REITs

Investing in REITs

A REIT is also known as real estate investment trust. Investing in REITs lets you hold income-producing real estate such as office buildings, shopping malls and hotels.

REITs can save you the cost, work and risk of owning investment property yourself.

Owning rental properties can be profitable—but… Read More

Growth ahead for H&R REIT

Growth ahead for H&R REIT

The REIT has made strategic cuts to its holdings in order to fund new projects expected to further improve its cash flow.

H&R REIT (Toronto symbol HR.UN; www.hr-reit.com) owns or has a stake in 518 office buildings, industrial properties and shopping malls in Canada and the… Read More

Primaris REIT could be takeover candidate

When the government introduced its income trust tax, most real estate investment trusts (REITs) were exempted. A year and a half after the tax took effect, this has kept REITs popular among investors seeking income as well as capital gains.