When it comes to real estate investments, the traditional advice has always been to secure a physical asset and lease it out for rental income.

But on the back of a growing popularity in securitised real estate investments, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are gaining mainstream acceptance as a reliable source of rental income.

In this video, we explore the differences between REITs and physical real estate, and how these might affect your retirement plans.

By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.