In a move certain to make getting information about REITs easier and more interesting for investors, REITcafe.com was launched today. REITcafe will allow investors to listen to interviews with industry leaders as well as news about REITs and the REIT industry, at their own convenience, anywhere they like. They can listen to these programs in the office, in their car, on the plane, or while jogging in the morning. Investors can listen on their computer, their iPod, or any MP3 player. REITcafe is the first website focused on producing and providing free podcasts to investors interested in REITs and the REIT industry. Investors can access REITcafe's first regular podcast series, "REITtalk", at www.REITcafe.com.
REITtalk, REITcafe's first program, is also available through the Apple Music Store in iTunes as well as all major podcast directories. Links to REITtalk in iTunes and the other major podcast directories can be found by visiting REITcafe.com. REITtalk provides investors with interviews and conversations with respected institutional investors, leading REIT analysts, REIT executives and other leaders in the industry.
REITcafe will also be announcing a number of new podcast series shortly after today's launch. One of these programs will be "REITcorner", a weekly program where individual investors' questions about specific companies and the industry in general will be answered by industry analysts and institutional fund managers.
Once the domain of technophiles, podcasting has quickly become a mainstream technology available to anyone with an internet connection and a computer. By visiting REITcafe, investors can learn how quickly and easily they can begin listening to REITcafe's podcasts. At REITcafe investors can listen to the interviews already available on REITtalk, as well as view the schedule of upcoming guests on REITtalk.
Anatole Pevnev, REITcafe's Editor, notes that "Prior to REITcafe it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, for many investors to get the access to REIT executives and top industry analysts that could help them in making their investment decisions. REITcafe provides a venue that allows investors to hear directly from the individuals that drive this industry. By creating this venue and offering this free service, we hope to make it easier for investors to make intelligent and informed investment decisions."