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Room for Developers in the World of Reits

17 Apr
Ship, Hainan, China, Skyline, Ocean Liner - REITS

By Jim Pickard The arrival of real estate investment trusts (Reit) in the UK has prompted the biggest shake-up in the commercial property market for years. But Michael Marx, co-managing director of Development Securities, is non-plussed. “It hasn’t changed anything for us,” he comments. “What has changed? Nothing has changed.” As you may have already […]

India Real Estate Funds

03 Aug
India Real Estate Funds

European private equity and venture capital company 3i said on Wednesday it is investing $40 million in an Indian real estate fund, the latest foreign firm to tap into a fast-growing sector. The offshore fund of IndiaREIT, founded by Indian industrialist Ajay Piramal, has a proposed corpus of $160 million. Piramal also has domestic venture […]

New Law to Introduce REITs to Dubai

12 Jun
REITs Dubai

Legislative moves to introduce a Real Estate Investment Trusts (Introduce REITs to Dubai) under the jurisdiction of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) are reportedly underway by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the independent regulator of the DIFC. “The proposed Investment Trust Law introduces a new investment vehicle for use by Funds to facilitate […]

How to invest in offshore property

27 Mar
St Vincent Kingtown - offshore property

WHEN it was floated in November last year, Hong Kong’s first real estate investment trust – Link REIT – created a global sensation, attracting demand from offshore investors for $55 billion worth of shares. The lucky few, including Australian fund managers, who received allocations in the world’s single largest property trust have enjoyed a richly […]

Institutions keen on Hong Kong Link REIT IPO

17 Nov
West Palm Beach Moon Set Over Skyline - REIT IPO

HONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A relaunch of Hong Kong’s $2.8 billion IPO for the Link REIT is expected to be at least 10 times oversubscribed, with institutional investors particularly keen, brokers and market sources said on Wednesday. The government’s second attempt to sell 151 shopping centres and 79,000 car parks through the world’s […]

Rules spur REITs offshore

04 Jul
Pheonicia Hotel Beirut, Lebanon - REITs offshore

Regulatory changes are set to spur Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs offshore) to acquire overseas properties even as asset prices in the city state rise. Singapore, which has surpassed its traditional rival Hong Kong in developing listed property trusts as popular investment vehicles, is looking to change the rules to make it easier for […]

Which REITs Rule the Range?

09 Jun
REITs - View of the Tio Ximo ("Uncle Ximo") beach in Benidorm, province of Alicante, Spain. The beach is isolated from the crowded beaches in Benidorm and is 70 metres (230 ft) long and 6 metres (20 ft) wide. The sand is fine and of golden colour and the water transparent and quiet.

So far in 2005, real estate investment trusts (REITs) — entities that manage portfolios of real property — have generally seen firming fundamentals in all property types, from office buildings and shopping malls to apartments and hotels. And those favorable conditions appear to have been noticed by investors: This year through May, the total return […]

Before rushing into Reits …

15 Apr
Houses on promenade Real estate

Investors shouldn’t let enticing payouts blind them to property trusts’ risks Reits or Real Estate Investment Trusts are now the flavour in Singapore and the region. Governments are offering tax incentives for Reits and there is talk of several billion-dollar Reits being floated in Singapore and other regional markets, including Hong Kong. Reits invest in […]