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Real estate or property is a key asset class in an investment portfolio. Typically, before REITs were introduced, an investor may invest in property stocks and/or physical (landed) property to get exposure in the real estate sector.

Investors now have an option to invest in REITs by paying only a fraction of the real estate prices. In other words, REITs provide a way to invest in quality large-scale commercial real estate without having to buy the properties directly. REITs typically offer you a stable income stream and attractive distribution yields.

What are the benefits of investing in listed REITs?

  • Affordability:
    Investments in REITs cost a fraction of the cost of direct investment in real estate. You can start off with minimal investment outlay.
  • Liquidity:
    REITs are more liquid compared to physical properties. Units of listed REITs are readily converted to cash as they are traded on the stock exchange.
  • Stable income stream:
    REITs tend to pay out steady incomes (similar to dividends), which are derived from existing rents paid by tenants who occupy the REITs’ properties.
  • Exposure to large-scale real estate:
    You can derive the benefits of the real estate on a pro-rated basis through a REIT, a quality investment which is affordable
  • Professional management:
    You benefit from having the REIT and its underlying assets managed by professionals who will add value for a higher yield.

REITs must comply with the requirements of the Guidelines on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by the Securities Commission Act 1993, for listing on Bursa Malaysia.

All REITs seeking listing on Bursa Malaysia will require Securities Commission's approval, under Section 212 of the Capital Market Services Act 2007.

You may click on the respective REITs company profile for further details