In a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), you won’t have the option to invest in a particular property you are interested in. Instead you will invest in a fund structure that is managed by a fund manager who decides how the capital is used. For example, a REIT may include multiple assets like Retail, Hospitality, Offices, Solar Parks etc, in a pooled manner which may be sold / bought by the manager at his discretion at any time.
In contrast, BHIVE is a platform allowing you access to different investment opportunities. You decide to participate based on your choice. You directly decide when to enter / exit any particular asset basis your own evaluation of rental returns and capital appreciation over time. You can also visit the property to know exactly where you have invested.
It is a method to raise capital for high growth businesses where investors inject growth capital in exchange for a percentage of future monthly revenues, also known also as Revenue Sharing or Royalty based financing and this concept has been around since the 1980’s.