Property - a range of diverse investments.
An investment in property can offer investors access to an enormous range of investments diversified by property type, sector, tenant and geographic location.
There are a number of different ways to invest in property:
- Direct property
Direct property is an investment directly into a particular property or group of properties.
- Unlisted property trusts
Unlisted property trusts are managed funds that are not listed on the stock exchange and usually aim to invest in a particular property sector, such as retail property, industrial property or healthcare property.
Investors purchase units in the trust, which pools the funds to purchase direct property and related assets. Income generated from rent and other assets is distributed to investors as income. Capital growth may be achieved when a property is sold for a profit.
- Australian - Real Estate Investments Trusts
Australian - Real Estate Investments Trusts (A–REITs), formerly known as Listed Property Trusts, are property trusts listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. A–REITs are directly impacted by sharemarket conditions.
Property investments are also differentiated by the property sector in which investments are held, for instance retail property, industrial property or commercial property.
Investing in property can deliver regular income with the potential for capital growth over the medium to long term.