Sunway REIT (Bursa: 5176) is the second largest REIT listed on Bursa Malaysia. It derives income from a diverse portfolio of assets which include retail malls, office buildings, hotels, a hospital, and an industrial building located at key locations within the Klang Valley, Penang and Ipoh. As at 30 June 2017, the total value of Sunway REIT’s properties was appraised at RM6.69 billion.

In this article, I’ll bring a detailed account of Sunway REIT’s success thus far, the challenges it faces and its recent developments to sustain growth in the future. Here are 14 things you need to know about Sunway REIT before you invest.

Track record

1. Listed on 8 July 2010, Sunway REIT started off with an initial portfolio of eight assets worth RM3.46 billion. Five of these assets are located within Sunway City, a fully integrated township that was transformed from 800 acres of derelict …