17.07.2009 - In Japan, an easy way to play REITs
From WSJ: A growing number of Japanese firms are looking to invest indirectly in the property sector by buying the management rights to real-estate investment trusts rather than buying land, buildings, mortgage loans or REITs themselves. Buying the manager of a REIT gives investors an easier and less expensive way of gaining control of the trust and of tapping a market with steady returns..........Full Article (Subscription Required) : Source