A REIT investment is an investment into a portfolio of multiple real estate assets.
Different types of REITs can include publicly traded REITs, public non-traded REITs, and private REITs.
REITs typically focus on one real estate sector. Example sectors include apartment buildings, health care facilities, hotels, retail centers, self storages, and more.
REITs can generate income in different ways such as rents collected, interest payments, or the appreciation and sale of a property.