Times are changing in the world of real estate, but investors shouldn’t fret at the market uncertainty because of COVID-19. While the pandemic has altered the playing field in the global real estate market, investors can still get exposure to the space via the Xtrackers International Real Estate ETF (HAUZ).
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance of the iSTOXX Developed and Emerging Markets ex USA PK VN Real Estate Index. iSTOXX Developed and Emerging Markets ex USA PK VN Real Estate Index is a free-float capitalization-weighted index that provides exposure to publicly traded real estate securities in countries outside the United States, Pakistan, and Vietnam.
If cost is an issue, HAUZ comes in at a 0.10% expense ratio. It’s a small price to pay for global real estate exposure versus, say, buying luxury property off the Amalfi Coast in Italy.