REITs Vs. Private Equity Real Estate: What's The Best Way To Invest?

Nov. 20, 2021 9:00 AM ETIRT, NNN, SCHH, VGSIX, VGSLX, VGSNX, VNQ19 Comments


  • A lot of investors favor private real estate over REITs because they think that it is more rewarding.
  • But in reality, it is the opposite. It may not be as sexy to invest in REITs, but it has historically resulted in superior returns with less risk.
  • We dive into the various studies that compare REITs to private real estate and highlight the main takeaways. In the end, we also present one of our current top picks.
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Jussi is also the President of Leonberg Capital - a value-oriented investment boutique specializing in mispriced real estate securities often trading at high discounts to NAV and excessive yields. In addition to having passed all CFA exams, Jussi holds a BSc in Real Estate Finance from University Nürtingen-Geislingen (Germany) and a BSc in Property Management from University of South Wales (UK). He has authored award-winning academic papers on REIT investing, been featured on numerous financial media outlets, has over 50,000 followers on SeekingAlpha, and built relationships with many top REIT executives.

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