Your better off with stocks . It doesn't belong in anyones portfolio at all.
Real estate investment trusts have been getting a lot of bad press lately, as valuations for some have dropped dramatically. Some stakeholders say the entire REIT industry is going to be turned on its head in the next year, and many current players who can’t adapt will disappear.
REITs have been raising red flags in the advisory community for a while now because of issues around transparency, liquidity and pricing.