Dividends Aplenty: How to Profit from REITs as Rates Rise

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By law, real estate investment trusts (REITS) must pass at least 90% of their taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends. That makes REITs very attractive for investors looking for income.

But not all REITs are created equal. How do you differentiate a high-quality REIT with sustainable dividend payouts versus a fly by night?

What’s the difference between a health care REIT, industrial REIT, lodging REIT or data center REIT?

In a rising rate environment, which REITs are more vulnerable than others?

Join Brad Thomas, Forbes contributor and author of The Intelligent REIT Investor, and hear him walk you through why you should own REITs and which ones to add in your portfolio.


During this 60-minute webcast, you will learn:

  • How REITs can be a predictable source of income
  • The different types of REITs and how it’s different from other asset classes like stocks and bonds
  • How REITs can improve the performance of your portfolio while reducing it’s volatility

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Brad Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate where he has formulated a deep understanding of valuation analysis. His experience is rooted in wealth creation as Brad spent almost two decades as a developer assisting many national retailers with expansion while simultaneously learning the real estate trade literally from the ground up. Over the years, Brad has provided nationwide real estate brokerage, construction services, development services and capital market solutions for a variety of clients. Because of his integrated background, he has vast resources that could not be learned at any business school.

Today Brad researches and writes on a variety of real-estate based income alternatives, including publicly-traded real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies. Given his background in sourcing and originating income producing assets, Brad has gained broad experience and understanding in capital markets and evaluating the most intelligent companies—with a keen eye on “distinguishing between an investment operation and speculative one.”