Diversify your investment portfolio by investing in Real Estate Investment Trust ('REITs') and gain exposure to the property market at the same time. It is a vehicle that raises capital to purchase a portfolio of real estate assets, usually with a view to generating income for unit holders. You stand to benefit from the distribution of dividends at regular intervals.
As a Maybank Securities client, you are in control of how you wish to invest with us; self-directed through our online platform or by reaching out to our trading representatives. Either way, you are backed by one of the best customer service in the market.
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REITs give investors the opportunity to buy into properties managed by professional property management companies.
Units of listed REITs are bought and sold like any other securities listed on exchanges at market-driven prices. REITs can be traded in the same way as Singapore stocks. You have the option of executing your trade using our online platform or by talking directly to our trading representatives.
A REIT typically distributes dividends to unit holders at regular intervals based on the income generated by properties in its portfolio. Most of the REITs' revenues are derived from rental payments under contractually-binding lease agreements with a specific tenure. It is thus important for investors to study the occupancy rates of properties acquired by REITs.
Some benefits of investing in REITs include portfolio diversification, income distribution, participation in the property market and professional management. Investors should study the specific REIT's prospectus to understand its investment objective and details of the properties to be acquired before making an investment decision.
As with all financial market investments, investing in REITs involves a certain level of risk. Here are some risks to take note of before you start investing in REITs.