This work provides the investing public, real estate practitioners, regulators and real estate and finance academics with up-to-date information on what modern scholarly research tells us about Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). REITs are credited to allow institutional and individual investors to invest in real estate via a corporate entity. The increasing interest in REITs as indicated by their growth in market capitalization and institutional holdings in the United States and around the world suggests that REITs are becoming an increasingly important part of investors' diversified portfolio.
Su Han Chan holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a professor at the University of Hong Kong and at California State University-Fullerton. She has published in the leading finance and real estate journals on topics such as strategic alliances, equity offerings capital investment decisions and real estate investment trusts. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Financial Management Association International Survey and Synthesis Series, the Journal of Real Estate Research and the International Real Estate Review. John Erickson holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of California at Davis and id currently a professor and the Chair of Finance at California State University-Fullerton. He has publishes articles on REIT's in Real Estate Economics and the Journal of Real Estate Research. He has also published in the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Law and Economics. Ko Wang has published extensively in the best real estate and finance journals. He is the editor of Journal of Real Estate Research, founding editor of International Real Estate Review and Associate Editor of seven other journals. Professor Wang received the achievement award fromt he International Real Estate Society, was named a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute, and is active in consultancy in the United States, Japan and Hong Kong. He is a chaired Professor of Real Estate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor of Real Estate at the California State University at Fullerton. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance at the University of Texas at Austin.