The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust began operations July 1, 1988, as an open-end, commingled group trust.  Originally investing only real estate-related debt, the BIT's investment strategy has evolved as its assets have grown: first to a balanced debt and equity fund and today a fund investing primarily in equity real estate assets.  

The BIT's principal objectives in making real estate investments is to generate competitive risk-adjusted returns by investing in real estate investments that have the potential to offer current cash return, long-term capital appreciation, or both.

During 28 years of operation, the BIT has established a solid track record of competitive risk-adjusted returns, with an annualized gross return since inception of 7.93%.

The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (“BIT”) reported gross and net returns of 0.77% and 0.54%, respectively for the first quarter of 2017. Gross and net returns for the one-year period ended March 31, 2017 were 6.05% and 5.11%, respectively.


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