REITs are blind pools of investment properties with little transparency and generally carry high fees. Public REITs are traded like stocks and are therefore subject to the volatility of the market. In addition, REITs do not offer a debt product. As a private investor with Sharestates, you have total control over your money and your investments. Plus, there is inherent transparency with every deal. You choose which real estate projects to fund and how much you invest on each project. Sharestates’ fees are lower than traditional investment fees, and you get the same stability offered through traditional real estate investing.
Additionally, there are several tax treatment differences between real estate investing through Sharestates and REITs. Consult your professional tax preparation service for a better understanding of the tax treatments related to our investments.