equity REIT(redirected from Equity REITs)
A real estate investment trust (REIT) that buys and owns property outright, rather than investing in mortgages. The revenue for equity REITs comes mainly from rents on the properties owned. Like all REITs, they may be traded as if they were stocks. Owning an equity REIT is more liquid than directly owning the real estate underlying it.
A real estate investment trust that purchases property with investors' money. Investors in an equity REIT earn dividend income from rental income earned by the REIT on property it owns. The investors also participate in increases in value of the owned real estate. Compare mortgage REIT.
A real estate investment trust (REIT) with underlying investments in incomeproducing properties. Contrast with a mortgage REIT that invests in mortgages, but not physical properties.