REIT Oracle

Your data source for Singapore's REITs.
Top 5 YielderLastYieldDisc. to NAVGearing
Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust0.21511.81%22.0%37.1%
Keppel-KBS US REIT0.6509.23%25.3%33.3%
Sasseur Real Estate Investment Trust0.6759.14%12.5%32.5%
Cromwell European REIT0.4908.82%9.6%34.9%
Soilbuild Business Space REIT0.6058.62%4.0%39.2%
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News about Ascott Residence Trust

Ascott REIT Sells Singapore Property

Ascott REIT is divesting from its Ascott Raffles Place property in Singapore's business district, for a sale price of S$353.3 million (64% above the valuation done on 31 December 2018). The art-deco tower, dating back to 1955, sits on a 999 year leasehold plot and generated about 3% of the trust gross profit.

Ascott REIT will use the proceeds to reduce debt and fund potential acquisitions and does not expect the transaction to have a material impact on its financial results.

News about Sabana REIT

Sabana REIT's Manager Interview

The Business Times interviews Sabana REIT's manager's CEO

Phase one of that strategy was to ramp up the occupancy rate at the buildings in its portfolio from around 85 per cent to market rate of 88-89 per cent. Within the first month, he called a meeting with top-tier agents from different agencies like Knight Frank, CBRE, Savills and Colliers which are the prime movers of the real estate sectors.

News about Cromwell European REIT

Cromwell REIT Acquires 3 French Properties

Cromwell European REIT plans to buy from CDPG Luxembourg three logistics properties in France for 21.6 million euros. Located in Sully-sur-Loire (near Orléans), Parçay-Meslay (near Tours) and Villeneuve-lès-Béziers (near Béziers), the freehold assets have a Net Initial Yield of 8.5%. The transaction will be funded with equity and debt thanks a to a recent new share issue done by Cromwell REIT.

News about SPH REIT

SPH REIT Enters Australian Market

SPH REIT is planning to enter the Australian mall market by buying a 85% stake in an asset near Wollongong, at a price of A$175.1 million. The freehold property, Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, has a 21,984 m² gross lettable area and includes supermarkets and specialty stores.

The acquisition will be done through Figtree Holding Trust, a wholly owned subtrust of a joint venture held by SPH Reit and entities managed by the asset management division of financial services group Moelis Australia.

Opinion —

Reits' Asset Injections: A Little Less Action a Little More Discretion, Please

The Business Times publishes an editorial regarding the recent wave of rights-issue that has dismayed Singapore's REIT shareholders.

Recent cash calls by OUE Commercial Reit, Keppel-KBS US Reit and Cromwell European Reit have all drawn negative market reactions. As one market watcher whispered in passing: You never know who's next.

Indeed, Reits have always relied on equity dilution or new debt to fund acquisitions, since the law requires them to distribute at least 90 per cent of income to enjoy tax benefits.

News about Keppel-KBS US REIT

Keppel-KBS Acquires Another Florida Office Building

Keppel-KBS US REIT continues its buying spree with the purchase for US$48.5 million of an office property in Maitland, near Orlando, Florida. Named Maitland Promenade I, the asset is adjacent to Maitland Promenade II that the trust already owns. With a net lettable area of 230,371 m², the property has a 98.1% committed occupancy rate.

As financing is expected to be done by debt, the manager expects the transaction to increase DPU.

News about First REIT

Lippo Related REITs Fall Sharply on Sponsor's Woes

Both Lippo Malls Indonesia REIT and First REIT are falling sharply today as investors worry about their sponsor and parent Lippo Karawaci debt situation. The Indonesian group has seen debt downgrades by rating agencies, with Fitch lowering the group recently from B to CCC+. Investors are concerned some its assets could be offloaded to both trusts, which would then be forced to make diluting capital increase. Lippo Karawaci is also a key tenant of First REIT, creating an extra amount of uncertainty for the trust shareholders.

Market Averages

6.9% yield (using last quarter)
2.7% discount to NAV