Adams: Geographic concentration a concern when investing in REITs

07/24/2013 | REIT.com

Investors need to be careful they don’t inadvertently concentrate too much on one geographic region when investing in REITs, says Zeno Adams, professor at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen. "There may be a situation where each REIT appears to be geographically diversified but the portfolio’s not. This may be because some of the REITs have similar locations, so they are subject to similar economic shock."

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