RAIT Financial Trust is a United States-based real estate investment trust. Through its subsidiaries, the company invests in and manages a portfolio of commercial real estate (CRE) loans and properties. It operates in the business segment of real estate lending, owning and managing segment which focuses on lending, owning and managing commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. The form of the company's investments ranged from first mortgage loans to equity ownership of a commercial real estate property. It derives main revenue in the form of property income.