Three Reasons Investors Should Consider Global REITs

According to a Janus Henderson portfolio optimization study, the average investor should consider allocating 10% of a balanced investment portfolio to global REITs, as the asset class can provide valuable income and defensive growth characteristics.

Key Takeaways

  • In our opinion, investors should consider global REITs for three key reasons: income, diversification and liquidity.
  • Over the long term, REITs have exhibited low correlation with bonds and equities and provided a cost-efficient way for investors to access global real estate markets.
  • REITs also have defensive characteristics, often investing in companies whose tenants have long-duration leases, which can help provide stability through an economic cycle.