Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. This measure is sometimes referred to as Net Operating Income (NOI) for real estate properties or REITs.
FFO stands for 'Funds From Operations' and it is the most commonly accepted and reported measure of REIT operating performance. Equal to a REIT's net income, excluding gains or losses from sales of property and adding [...]
The capitalization rate (or "cap" rate) for a property is determined by dividing the property's net operating income by its purchase price. Generally, high cap rates indicate higher returns and percieved greater perceived risk.
Mortgage REITs, known as mREITs, provide financing for income-producing real estate by purchasing or originating mortgages and mortgage-backed securities and earning income from the interest on these investments.
The majority of REITs are publicly traded equity REITs. Equity REITs own or operate income-producing real estate in various types of property sectors. Real estate market participants often refer to equity REITs simply as REITs.