Retail REITs Led Sector Performance in Recent Years
Singapore’s REIT Sector has averaged a 2.1% YTD gain, taking the average 12-month total return to 13.2%. The Bloomberg Asia REIT Index performed similarly with a 0.8% YTD gain, and 12-month 12.3% total return. Retail REITs have been the best-performing REIT segment in the 2017 YTD, in addition to the last three years, with average 36.7% total returns. The Retail REITs also maintain the lowest average debt-to-asset ratios and the second-highest ROE history amongst the five REIT segments.