Last week, I updated an article about the top 10 Singapore REITs that would have made you money if you invested from their IPOs. Out of the 19 S-REITs that have been listed for at least 10 years, 16 of them gave a positive overall return for investors.

As the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live, the retail, office and hospitality sectors have been negatively affected. A lot of REITs listed in Malaysia with a bulk of their assets concentrated in retail have not done well. On the other hand, industrial REITs such as Axis REIT and Atrium REIT have recovered or exceeded their pre-pandemic levels.

In this article, we will not only look at the short-term performance of Malaysia REITs but also their long-term performance to get a more accurate picture as the stock market can be very volatile in the short run.