What are Shari'ah-compliant REITs and what's in it for me if I am not a Muslim?

With the rapid growth of investors in the Middle East, real estate investment trusts or REITs are also increasingly becoming popular.

But what are the conditions before a REIT can be deemed to be Shari'ah-compliant, and what are its benefits and pitfalls to me as an investor?

This six minute video aims to explain these:

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.