The talk of the town recently is on the IPO of Daiwa House Logistics Trust (“DHLT”). Although I see a number of good reviews on it, personally, I will neither be taking part in its IPO nor buying any units post IPO (unless its price plummet to justify a higher distribution yield of at least 7.5%). I will do a quick background introduction of this new SGX REIT and then state the 3 reasons on why I am staying away from it.

Some background on this new IPO on SGX this year

DHLT is a Singapore REIT established with the investment strategy of principally investing in a portfolio of income-producing logistics and industrial real estate assets located across Asia. The initial portfolio of DHLT (the “IPO Portfolio”) will comprise 14 high quality modern logistics properties in Japan with an appraised value of approximately JPY 80,570.0 million or S$952.9 million and an aggregate net lettable area