3 Types of REITs to Survive a Recession
By The Smart Investor  •  January 27, 2023
The REIT sector had to trudge on a rough road last year. The combination of high inflation and surging interest rates dampened sentiment for the asset class and caused valuations to tumble. Investors are also justifiably worried about a possible recession that may hit Singapore’s shores this year. A recession will reduce consumer spending and cause businesses to hunker down to save costs. These actions will hurt REITs as their real estate portfolios thrive on robust business activity. The good news is that not all REITs are affected to the same extent. Some REITs are better equipped to handle an economic slowdown as they have characteristics that make them resilient. Here are three types of REITs that can coast safely through a recession. Suburban retail REITs Suburban retail REITs have a distinct advantage when a downturn hits. Being located close to heartland areas, these malls should continue to enjoy healthy footfall and...
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The Smart Investor is co-founded by David Kuo, Joanna Sng, and Chin Hui Leong. The company was formed in late 2019 from the ashes of the Motley Fool Singapore. The Smart Investor believes that everybody can learn how to invest, smartly. We aim to educate people on how to invest smartly by providing investing education, stock commentary and market coverage for Singapore and around the world.

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