With four Mapletree-sponsored Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Mapletree Logistics Trust sometimes suffered from a tricky identity crisis. The problem is further exacerbated by the numerous REITs in Singapore stock market. Nevertheless, this REIT stands out as being Singapore’s first Asia-focused logistics REIT. After being prompted by a member of SG Wealth Builder, I realize that this could be an interesting counter because of the perpetual bonds issued by Mapletree Logistics Trust.

In my previous article, I shared about Hyflux’s perpetual bonds. But do you know that REIT can also issue perpetual bonds? What are rules concerning REIT perpetual bonds and how does it impact the way investors examine the balance sheet?

To be frank, I have never been a big fan of REITS because I find them too highly leveraged for my comfort. At the peak of the Global Financial Crisis and European debt crisis, the S-REITs …