You cannot think of real estate without proper capital flow. To keep that flow, you either have to go through a debt or equity financial plan.
Basically, there are only two sole financial processes for any company to accumulate funds for their business; debt and equity. Both have benefits and some extend of drawbacks when taken into account.
However, the core aim of these two financial schemes remains the same, and that is raising money for the corporations. However, the ways of raising capital for the company are completely different from each other, and here where the main difference between these two comes in.