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Singapore REITs – monthly update

FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) increased from 826.65 to 859.68 (+3.99%) compared with last month’s update. Currently the Singapore REIT index is still trading with a range between 816 and 874. Yield spread (reference to ten-year Singapore government bond of 1.391%) continues to tighten from 4.289% to 4.08%. However, the risk […]

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India’s impending war on crypto

A senior official in the Indian government recently revealed to Reuters that the government would soon propose a law banning the trade and possession of cryptocurrencies. India has quickly become a global cryptocurrency hub, with 8 million investors holding an estimated US$1.4bn in crypto assets. The legislation, which intends to pave the way for an […]

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Confessions of a valuer, chapter 13: War! Planet of the Apes style

In this very special series of exclusive articles for the Property Chronicle, Australian property legend Norman Harker reflects on his extraordinary 50-year life in real estate. He will pull no punches partly because, as he freely admits, Norman has a limited life expectancy of five years from December 2018 due to a diagnosed terminal blood […]

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Redefining retail in China

For many years retail has been the second-largest invested asset class in the commercial real estate world. But now, being one of the sectors most hard-hit by covid-19, it is often leaving investors nervy, and has become an area that many are seeking to avoid. According to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics (RCA), […]

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The performance of Pacific Rim build-to-rent

The prevailing build-to-rent (BTR) model has been seen in various jurisdictions across the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia and Singapore in recent years. This unique format has been modelled as ‘multi-family real estate investment trusts (REITs)’ or ‘apartment REITs’, as one of the sub-classes of residential REITs in the US. Within a Pacific Rim BTR-based […]

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