Advantage goes to REIT-preferred shares and bonds

07/16/2010 | REIT.com

In general, REITs are well positioned to ride out what will be a tough period in the commercial real estate business, says Joel Beam, lead portfolio manager with Forward Management. But he leans toward investing in preferred REIT stocks and REIT bonds over common shares. "We find preferred stock and bonds to be attractive because there is a substantial income component to the return," he says.

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