Managers of Reits with overseas assets address investors’ concerns at symposium

WHILE real estate investment trusts (Reits) with overseas assets present additional risks, they also provide higher growth opportunities, and managements take several measures to allay investors’ concerns, said experts at a panel discussion at the Reits Symposium 2018.

The annual one-day event, held last Saturday at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, is in its fourth edition.

It was jointly organised by Reit Association of Singapore (Reitas) and ShareInvestor, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings. Goh Toh Sim, chief executive officer of EC World Reit manager, a Reit focused on e-commerce logistics properties in China, said: “Reits with Singapore assets have reached a point where it is rather hard to grow.

With overseas assets, they allow investors to have opportunities to participate in the growth of overseas markets.” …