One of the challenges with electing as a REIT is the loose definition of “qualifying income,” which is generally accepted to be “rents from real property.” The law firm of Vinson & Elkins has published an article on JDSupra that helps navigate this complex area of REIT law as it relates to the emerging demand of electric vehicle charging stations. They address the issue of charging tenants for that service here.
When we started Premium Property Trust, we couldn’t help but look at the performance and history of another Birmingham, AL based REIT, Medical Properties Trust. Bryan Seller of Fade the Market, has just published an article entitled: Medical Properties Trust: My Favorite REIT. It is an excellent read about a great local success story.
Dev Ashsish explains why real estate investment trusts are not proxies for equity, but are assets that can deliver better returns than debt instruments over the long term.
Penelope Mason does an admirable job of explaining the types of REITs and the investor profiles that might select between them. I recommend her article REITs vs. REIT ETFs: How They Compare on News Nation.
Kelsi Borland of GlobeSt discusses why investors are becoming increasingly interested in the nuances of acquiring a private REIT for www.GlobeSt.com today.
Another great article about the REIT market by Jussi Askola at SeekingAlpha.