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BUSN - Real Estate

Provides links to databases, associations, research on the open web, statistics and more for both residential and commercial real estate.

What is a REIT?

REITA Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company that owns and, in many cases, operates income-producing real estate such as apartments, shopping centres, offices, hotels and warehouses. Some REITs also engage in financing real estate. The shares of an REIT are freely traded, usually on a major stock exchange. (Source: National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts). REITs are required to comply with applicable securities legislation and stock exchange rules.


The following databases require users to authenticate when off-campus.

Real Property Association (Open Access)

  • Canada's senior national industry association for owners and managers of investment real estate

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Open Access)

  • U. S. organization; includes statistics, data & research, investing information, policy issues and more.