The nuts and bolts of a Real Estate Fund…
A real estate fund is the professionally managed portfolio of diversified property holdings. Most real estate funds put money into commercial, corporate or leasing properties, although they carry out occasionally dabble in non commercial investments. This type of fund can put money into properties directly, or indirectly through investment trusts (REITs). Like share funds, real estate money can invest domestically, international or both.
Why Invest in Real Estate Funds?
Real estate investment funds allow small investors to take part in the profits from large-scale commercial property enterprises, such as company office parks and skyscrapers. They also provide the usual benefits of mutual funds, such as professional management and variation. This last characteristic can be key for these funds, as most investors would not have a sufficient asset base to take part in commercial real estate in a direct sense, unlike futures, which may be obtained as individual shares at a more reasonable cost.