No. REITs are typically large corporations that hold a wide variety of real estate investments. REIT investors have no control over the investments made by the REIT managers and, therefore, they lack specific information about the investment properties.
While REITs can provide worthwhile investment opportunities, we believe that individuals will benefit from direct access to real estate investments by selecting the markets, locations and properties they prefer. Moreover, there is a large segment of the real estate investment market that is too small for REITs to address efficiently. This gap provides an opportunity for small and medium size real estate companies, which CrowdStreet investors can benefit from.