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Diversified Real Estate earning plans


A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, operates, or finances income-generating real estate. Modeled after mutual funds, REITs pool the capital of numerous investors. This makes it possible for individual investors to earn dividends from real estate investments—without having to buy, manage, or finance any properties themselves. Congress established REITs in 1960 as an amendment to the Cigar Excise Tax Extension. The provision allows investors to buy shares in commercial real estate portfolios—something that was previously available only to wealthy individuals and through large financial intermediaries.1 Properties in a REIT portfolio may include apartment complexes, data centers, healthcare facilities, hotels, infrastructure—in the form of fiber cables, cell towers, and energy pipelines—office buildings, retail centers, self-storage, timberland, and warehouses. In general, REITs specialize in a specific real estate sector. However, diversified and specialty REITs may hold different types of properties in their portfolios, such as a REIT that consists of both office and retail properties. Many REITs are publicly traded on major securities exchanges, and investors can buy and sell them like stocks throughout the trading session.2 These REITs typically trade under substantial volume and are considered very liquid instruments.

120+ years

managing assets designed for income1
Top 5

real estate manager globally2
5 decades

of responsible investing
#1 manager

of farmland worldwide3

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Fusion Investors provides investment advisory solutions through its investment specialists. 

Fusion Investors, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. Fusion Investors Asset Management, LLC, Symphony Asset Management LLC, NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC, Santa Barbara Asset Management, LLC, Winslow Capital Management, LLC, AGR Partners LLC, Churchill Asset Management LLC, Greenwood Resources Capital Management, LLC, Gresham Investment Management LLC, Fusion Investors Fund Advisors, LLC, Teachers Advisors, LLC, TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC, and Fusion Investors Alternatives Advisors LLC are SEC registered investment advisers (“RIAs”). The investment advisory services, strategies and expertise of TIAA Investments, a division of Fusion Investors, are provided by Teachers Advisors, LLC and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. Fusion Investors Real Estate Management Limited is authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. In addition, Fusion Investors Asset Management, LLC is a member of the National Futures Association and a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) registered Commodity Trading Advisor; Gresham Investment Management LLC is a member of the National Futures Association and the Futures Industry Association and is a CFTC registered Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Adviser; and Fusion Investors Fund Advisors, LLC is a member of the National Futures Association and a CFTC registered Commodity Pool Operator. Westchester is a global agricultural asset manager; the RIA for the agriculture investment vehicles is Fusion Investors Alternatives Advisors LLC. Fusion Investors Securities, LLC is an SEC registered broker-dealer, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority member and is registered with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
 
For more information regarding any of our registered investment advisers, please see the adviser’s Form ADV.


*As of 31 Mar 2020. Fusion Investors assets under management (AUM) is inclusive of underlying investment specialists. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.


Fusion Investors traces its history back to 1898 and TIAA was founded in 1918.
2 ANREV/INREV/NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2020. Survey illustrated rankings of 140 fund managers globally by AUM as at 31 Dec 2019.
3 Pensions & Investments, 05 Oct 2020. Rankings based on U.S. institutional tax exempt assets under management as of 30 Jun 2020 reported by each responding asset manager.

All investments involve some degree of risk, including loss of principal.  Investment objectives may not be met.