Point of View with Mark Howard-Johnson and Sherry Rexroad
With the real estate market recovering since 2010, many investors have been asking: will the recovery continue, and what is the best way to gain exposure in a portfolio? BlackRock’s real estate securities experts, Mark Howard-Johnson and Sherry Rexroad, discuss how real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer a hybrid of the benefits of stocks and bonds with the potential for strong returns and dividend income, as well as a dose of diversification.
- REITs offer the potential for competitive income and returns, as well as low correlation to stocks and can serve as an inflation hedge.
- Many REITS have improved their financial health since the financial crisis, and have the potential to perform well in a growth economy.
- REITs can contribute to every portfolio. Look for a manager with deep resources that seeks to deliver a portfolio of high quality, core real estate stocks.