by: Tam Ging Wien

This is a follow up from previous articles regarding our analysis of Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) and Comparative Analysis of SGX Listed Retail REITs. We had good feedback with regards to our contents but we also did get questions regarding how REITs are analysed.

Therefore this week, we decided to publish an educational piece to demystify REITs and help get beginners up to speed on REIT analysis and investing.

What is a REIT?

A REIT is short form for Real Estate Investment Trust. REITs are a type of professionally managed collective investment scheme with its primary business being the acquiring, owning and financing of income generating real estate. REITs have the benefit of providing investors with a regular income stream and prospects of long term capital appreciation.

REITs provide investors an affordable means to invest in a diverse range of real estate assets. REITs tend to have …