Ascendas REIT (A-REIT) was listed on 19 November 2002 as the first industrial REIT in Singapore. It owns a diversified portfolio of properties in Singapore and Australia ranging from business & science park properties, high-specifications industrial properties & data centres, light industrial properties & flatted factories, logistics & distribution centres, integrated development, amenities and retail properties. With a portfolio value of over S$10.2 billion, it is the largest REIT in Singapore.

In this article, I’ll bring a detailed account of past contributions of every property segment in A-REIT thus far and provide updates to assess whether it is capable of delivering sustainable distributions to unitholders in the near future. Here are 12 things you need to know about Ascendas REIT before you invest.

Segment results

1. The Business & Science Park Properties segment in Singapore is A-REIT’s largest segment and a key driver of growth. These properties are clusters …