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For years, REIT stocks have been terrific investments.
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For more than 30 years, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have provided their investors with higher dividend yields and greater total returns than other common stocks - and with much less volatility. For many years REITs were largely ignored by the investment community, but the long period of benign neglect is now over. Investors now recognize these investment gems as shelters from the volatility of the stock market, as well as highly attractive investments in their own right.
In this comprehensive but user-friendly guide Ralph Block, of Bay Isle Financial, who has invested successfully in REITs for over 20 years, takes us on an enjoyable and informative tour of the REIT world. He shows us what REITs are, what kinds of properties they own and how they've performed for their investors. You'll meet REITs of all types, including gazelles, lions, oxen and even REITdogs. And most importantly, you'll learn how you can invest successfully in REITs, now and in the future.
"Ralph Block has, in a succinct folksy way, done a great service for the REIT investor and for the entire REIT industry." Milton Cooper, C.E.O., Kimco Realty
"For years, REIT stocks have been terrific investments. As the REIT industry emerges from relative obscurity to market dominance, Ralph Block shares his common sense REIT investment knowledge, gained from his many years of successful REIT investing. Ralph's book is a wonderful primer for investors old and young, large and small." - Mark Decker, President, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
"Having known Ralph Block for many years as a fellow REIT analyst and investor, I have seen his common sense approach to investing time and again deliver superior results." - Jon Fosheim, Principal and Co-Founder, Green Street Advisors
"Ralph Block's enthusiasm for REIT investing is contagious. Filled with wit and wisdom, "The Essential REIT" brings the REIT industry to life and is filled with valuable insights. A "must read" for financial planners and investors alike." - Daniel P. Guenther, Managing Director, Lansdowne ResearchAbout the Author:
Ralph Block is the Executive Vice-President and a Senior Portfolio Manager at Bay Isle Financial Corporation, a San Francisco-based investment advisory firm which manages over $250 million for institutions and individuals. In 1976 Mr. Block started investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) personally and on behalf of other individuals. Since then, he has continued to devote much of his time to the analysis of, and investment in, various Equity REIT opportunities. He is currently responsible for analyzing REIT stocks and for managing REIT portfolios at Bay Isle. Prior to joining Bay Isle, Mr. Block was a corporate attorney for almost 30 years and has been a Board member and general counsel to a number of public and private corporations.
Mr. Block graduated with a B.A. degree with honors in Political Science from U.C.L.A. in June 1964 and with a J.D. degree from the U.C.L.A. School of Law in June 1967, where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and Member of the Order of the COIF. He lives with his wife, her mother and their dog, Beauregard, in Westlake Village, California.
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Book Description Brunston Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0965707504