Thanks James. The two chief reasons for the higher yield is that REITs generally do not have franking, and they are generally lower growth than the broader equities market, so investors are compensated for that via a higher yield. That said, the yield from a REIT is generally much safer than an equity given it is backed by in place leases.

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