How do I read the financial results of REITs? Many investors have such a question and it is legitimate.

Nobody wants to part with their hard earned money without understanding what they are investing in

Furthermore, with the proliferation of REITs on Singapore’s stock exchange, there has never been a better time to invest in a REIT than now.

Spoilt for choice, investors can choose among REITs that invest only in Singapore, across Asia, only in China, only in the USA, only in Data Centres and many other asset classes and geographies.

So what are the few things an investor or lay-person should look out for before investing in a REIT?

Here are 9 things to look out for in the quarterly financial results of REITs.

Gross revenue Net property income Amount available for distribution Distribution per unit Distribution yield Gearing ratio Interest rates charged by banks to the REIT Rental …