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DEVELOPMENT OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (REIT) REGIMES IN EUROPE

Vol. 4, No 1, 2011

Anna Mazurczak “Development of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regimes in Europe”, Journal of International Studies, Vol. 4, No 1, 2011, pp. 115-123.

 

 

 

Development of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Regimes in Europe

 

 

 

Anna Mazurczak

Department of Real Estate and Investment

Poznan University of Economics

anna.zajac@ue.poznan.pl

 

 

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is  to examine  the existing REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) regimes in Europe and to analyse whether REITs can be successful investment vehicle on the European markets. REIT is an investment regime that provides an efficient solution for small investors to participate in commercial real estate markets, avoiding  real estate disadvantages as part of an investment portfolio. It is possible that the REIT concept will developed in all EU member states introducing real estate companies and their investors with new opportunities. In this paper main features and challenges of REIT regimes will be discussed.

Submitted: September, 2011

1st revision: October, 2011

Accepted: November, 2011

 

Keywords: real estate, investment fund, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), investment, real estate fund.

 

JEL classification: L85, G24.