Useful Aspects of US Real Estate Investment Trusts for China

Jin-zhao WANG


Real estate has long been a popular form of investment in many countries. With recent years seeing an increased level of global interest in indirect investment in this asset class through real estate investment trusts (REITs), opportunities in China markets are now grabbing much attention. China is being tipped as the area likely to offer the best returns over the coming years. This article traces the development and growth of REITs in US, where there are lessons to be learnt, so that subsequent efforts to introduce REITS’ status, requirements, types and advantages. Further more, benefits, key evaluating elements, risks and obstacles were discussed respectively in order to promote practice and application of REITs in China and avoid risks in applying process to create a reasonable framework and structure.
Key Words: REIT, Development, Benefit, Evaluation, Risk, Obstacle
Résumé: L’immobilier est depuis lontemps une forme d’investissement populaire dans beaucoup de pays. Dans les dernières années avec le constat d’un niveau élevé de l’intérêt global des investissements directs dans cette industrie à travers le REITs(Real Estate Investment Trusts), les opportunités sur le marché chinois tirent maintenant beaucoup plus d’attention. La Chine est considérée comme la région susceptible de rapporter le plus dans les prochaines années. L’article présent décrit le développement du REITs aux Etats-Unis qui nous donne des leçons et indique des efforts à faire pour introduire le REITs en ce qui concerne son statut, ses conditons, ses types et ses avantages. De plus, les bénéfices, éléments clés d’évaluation, risques et obstacle seront étudiés respectivement dans le but de promouvoir la pratique et l’application du REITs en Chine et d’éviter les risques dans le processus d’application afin de créer un cadre raisonnable.
Mots-Clés: REIT, développement, bénéfice, évaluation, risque, obstacle

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