The income-producing real estate assets owned by a REIT may include office buildings, shopping malls, apartments, hotels, resorts, self-storage facilities, warehouses, and mortgages or loans.
Most REITs specialize in a single type of real estate – for example, apartment communities.
These are known as non-traded REITs (also known as non-exchange traded REITs).
You should understand the risks of the different types of REITs and their strategies before deciding to invest in them.
There are retail REITs, office REITs, residential REITs, healthcare REITs, and industrial REITs, to name a few.