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Bob Steers and Joe Harvey of Cohen and Steers
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Bob Steers and Joe Harvey of Cohen and Steers

Real estate investment trusts first came to fruition in the US in 1960, as a bid by Congress to make large-scale, income-producing real estate portfolios more accessible to all investors.

The additional liquidity and portfolio diversification benefits of REITs are now well known, with the asset class's global market capitalisation currently surpassing $2trn. This was not always the...

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