The real estate investment marketplace is changing around the world because of the widespread adoption of the REIT in more than 30 countries. In addition to numerous active and passively managed domestic funds (both open and closed-end), new global funds are increasingly popping up, offering an expanded range of investment opportunities.
Investors can now choose similar securitized options in Asia, Europe and North America. Opportunities are available in developed countries and in emerging markets. Managers can choose among property fundamentals or stock valuations in several markets in passive indexing or active stock selection strategies.