Friday 5 October 2018

(Post 54/week 39)Learning trading/investing together part 5:REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)

What is a REIT?

  • Reit are investments in a portfolio of income-generating real estate assets such as shopping malls, office, hotels or serviced apartments, usually, establish with a view to generate steady income and long-term capital growth for unitholders
8 main type of REITs


  1. Industrial 
  2. Residential                                  
  3. Retail
  4. Hotel and resort
  5. Office
  6. Healthcare
  7. Specialized
  8. Diversified
1. Industrial

  • Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: A17U) and Mapletree Industrial Trust (SGX: ME8U) 
2. Residential

  • Ascott Residence Trust(SGX: A68U) 

  • CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U)Frasers Centrepoint Trust (SGX: J69U)
4.Hotel and resorts

  • Frasers Hospitality Trust (SGX: ACV) and OUE Hospitality Trust (SGX: SK7)

  • CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U)

  • First Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: AW9U) and Parkway Life REIT (SGX: C2PU)

  •  Keppel DC REIT (SGX: AJBU) *owns a data center
  • Viva Industrial Trust (SGX: T8B) and Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U)
Benefits of REITs

Income distribution

REIT asset are professionally managed and revenues generated (primarily rental income)normally distributed at regular intervals as dividends to shareholders


REIT typically own multi-property portfolios with diversified tenants pool. This reduces the risk of relying on a single property and tenant, which we face when we directly own a real estate company


Compared to investing directly in real estate properties.REITs offer the significant advantage of liquidity-the ease of converting assets into cash. because REIT are listed on the stock exchange, we can buy and sell shares easily.and in much smaller amounts than buying physical property

Did you know?

The 35 REITs listed on Singapore exchange generated an average total return of 3.98% in the year to date with an average dividend yield exceeding 7.4%;

We can invest in prominent shopping malls like ngee ann city, paragon,vivocity and plaza singapura via REIT, invest in them to enjoy the rental returns and capital growth, while shopping!

REITs                                                     Asset

Starhill global REIT                              Ngee ann city             
SPH REIT                                             Paragon
Capitaland mall trust                             Plaza Singapura
Mapletree commercial trust                  Vivocity

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Office space is getting expensive and rentals are climbing. ever thought of investing in prime office space like Marina Bay Financial Centre or Raffles City?

They are managed by Keppel REITs and Capitaland Mall Trust respectively

Singapore is well poised as a top tourist destination.we can be part of Singapore tourism growth by investing in hospitality REIT like OUE Hospitality Trust(which manages Mandarin Orchard Singapore) and Frasers Hospitality Trust(which manage Intercontinental Singapore)

Image result for mandarin orchard singaporeImage result for intercontinental singapore

(Source Bloomberg data as of 18 March 2016)

Will got into the respective REIT more in details in the near future!

part 6 here!

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