Are REITs pooled funds?
A real estate investment trust, or REIT, is one common example of a pooled investment vehicle. A REIT is a real estate company that operates by pooling money raised from investors (individuals as well as institutions) and using that capital to purchase real estate — often a large portfolio of properties.
What is the difference between a REIT and a real estate fund?
A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a corporation that invests in income-producing real estate and is bought and sold like a stock. A real estate fund is a type of mutual fund that invests in securities offered by public real estate companies, including REITs.
What is the difference between a mutual fund and a pooled fund?
The major difference between pooled funds and mutual funds is their legal status under securities law. Pooled funds are not “public” investments, which means investment and trading in pooled funds is restricted. Securities legislation defines the rules for a “public” security.