1. Exposure to companies engaged in the ownership and development of the North American real estate market
2. Access to North American real estate investment trusts (REITs), which invest in real estate directly and trade like stocks
3. Use to diversify your portfolio and express a regional view on real estate
Recently, the Board of Trustees of the iShares Trust voted to close and liquidate the Fund. Trading will be suspended prior to market open on August 24, 2015. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently scheduled to be sent to shareholders on or around August 28, 2015. For more information, please see the Prospectus.