The fund was incepted in July 1998 and is managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The objective of the fund is to seek total return comprised of long-term growth of capital and dividend income. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, substantially all and at least 80% of its net assets in a diversified portfolio of equity investments in issuers that are primarily engaged in or related to the real estate industry. The fund expects that a substantial portion of its assets will be invested in REITs and real estate industry companies. Although the fund invests primarily in publicly traded U.S. securities, it may invest up to 15% of its total assets in foreign securities, including securities of issuers in emerging countries and securities quoted in foreign currencies. Dividends are distributed quarterly. Capital gains are distributed annually.