3 Things You Should Know About Lendlease REIT

Lendlease REIT is Singapore's newest commercial REIT that was listed on 2nd October 2019. Its initial portfolio comprises a leasehold interest in 313 @ somerset and a freehold interest in Sky Complex, which comprises three office buildings located in Milan. Lendlease REIT is strongly sponsored by the Lendlease Group which is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas and is also listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Lendlease REIT quickly gained popularity among Singapore investors with a current market capitalization of $800 million at its current share price of $0.67. Here are 3 things you should know about Singapore's latest commercial REIT. 
Prudent Capital ManagementLendlease REIT has a current debt gearing ratio of 35.1% as of 30 June 2020 and is well within my appropriate range of <40%. REITs often use debt as leverage to acquire more properties and investments to expand their portfoli…

3 Things You Should Know About Singapore 4th Largest Industrial REIT

ESR-REIT is Singapore's 4th largest industrial REIT with a market capitalization of $1.3 billion and total assets worth $3.1 billion. It focuses on income-producing industrial properties islandwide in Singapore.  The properties are in the following business sectors: Business Park, High-Specs Industrial, Logistics/Warehouse, and General Industrial, and are located close to major transportation hubs and key industrial zones island-wide. ESR-REIT is one of Singapore's lesser-known industrial REITs compared to the top 3 Singapore industrial REITs (Ascendas, Mapletree Industrial Trust, Mapletree Logistics Trust). The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that industrial REITs are much more resilient than retail/hospitality REITs in tough economic times. Moreover, the emergence of e-commerce and the boom of online shopping in the 21st century has gradually increased the demand for industrial/logistics properties while decreasing the demand for retail properties. Here are 3 things you shoul…

3 Things You Should Know About SGX (S68)

SGX (S68) is one of Singapore's oldest blue-chip dividend stocks in the Singapore market. SGX is Asia's most international and connected exchange with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside Singapore. Singapore has always had a reputation for being one of Asia's most popular and successful financial hubs with an international stock market. Naturally, SGX has performed fairly well for itself over the past years. Their share price increased from $7.5 to a high of $10 over the past 5 years before decreasing to $9.1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been a few news articles recently about SGX's incredible performance and how it is a good blue-chip dividend stock to own. How exactly did SGX perform in 2020? Record High Revenue in 2020.SGX's revenue for FY2020 hit a record high of $1.05 billion which is a significant increase from its FY2019 revenue of $910 million. They achieved double-digit growths across all business units…

3 Reasons Why Investors Love Keppel REIT

Keppel REIT is one of Asia's leading commercial REITs with properties in prime locations in pan-Asia and it is Singapore's 2nd largest commercial REIT, just behind Capitaland Commercial Trust. Keppel REIT was first listed in 2006 with only $600 million worth of assets and has slowly increased its portfolio size over the years through various acquisitions and divestments to a current worth of $7.9 billion. Keppel REIT is extremely popular among dividend investors in Singapore and it is known for being a high-quality REIT with sustainable dividends. Also, Keppel REIT is strongly sponsored by Keppel Land Limited, one of Asia's largest property companies with a total asset valued at $14.2 billion. A strong sponsor such as Keppel Land Limited provides assurance to investors and provides financial stability to Keppel REIT. Keppel REIT's share price has decreased slightly from $1.25 to the current share price of $1.10 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is one of the few Singapo…

Singapore's Largest Mixed REIT

Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) is Singapore's largest mixed REIT with a market capitalization of $6.5 billion at its current share price of $1.95. MCT has a diversified portfolio of properties in Singapore that are used for both retail and commercial purposes. MCT is sponsored by Mapletree which is a leading real estate development, investment, capital, and property management company in Singapore. MCT's popularity has increased among investors over the recent years with its share price soaring from around $1.40 in 2016 to a high of $2.45 in Jan 2020. Its share price has since decreased by 20% to $1.95 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MCT's excellent track record over the years has propelled it to become one of Singapore's hot retail/commercial REITs among dividend investors. What exactly makes MCT such a popular REIT?Consistently Increasing Dividends MCT has a 10-year consistent dividend history and has been paying out dividends to shareholders without fail since 2011.…

Why Is Frasers Centrepoint Trust So Popular Among Dividend Investors?

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) is Singapore's second-largest retail REIT with a market capitalization of $2.9 billion at its current share price of $2.59. FCT is also one of Singapore's most popular retail REITs among investors and its share price has almost returned to its pre-COVID levels of $2.90. This shows investors' confidence in FCT's performance even in the COVID-19 pandemic where there has been a large sell-off for most retail REITs. FCT is famous for its high-quality suburban retail properties that are strategically located near MRT stations. If you are ever in Singapore, you would have definitely visited one of their popular malls. Why is FCT so popular among dividend investors?
DividendsFCT has a 15-year consistent dividend history and has been paying out dividends since it was listed in 2006. They have been diligently paying out dividends regularly to shareholders without fail since their Initial Public Offering. FCT's management has a good track recor…

3 Things You Should Know About CapitaLand Retail China Trust

CapitaLand Retail China Trust (CRCT) is Singapore's first and largest China Retail REIT with a market capitalization of $1.4 billion at its current share price of $1.14. CRCT is one of Singapore's smaller REITs and its share price has declined by more than 25% at $1.60 pre-COVID to its current share price of $1.14. It was one of the largest hit retail REIT initially during the COVID-19 pandemic as all of its properties were located in the epicenter of the pandemic. It has since recovered gradually from its lowest at $0.97 during March due to China easing most of its COVID-19 restrictions and China's ability to contain the pandemic well. You may be wondering if its a good time to load up on CRCT due to its cheap share price at the moment. Here are 3 things you should know about CRCT.1. High But Relatively Unstable DividendsCRCT has a 13-year dividend history and has been consistently paying out dividends since 2007 to shareholders without fail. This attracts investors as th…