REITs Asia Pacific 2018

Another REITs event happening in Singapore on 2 Aug 2018!

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Asia’s Top REITs Players Views Overseas Markets & Innovation As Growth Drivers. 22 REITs Players Honoured At The Asia Pacific Best Of The Breeds REITs Awards

2 August 2018, Singapore – Over 22 top Asian REITs players were awarded top honours at the Asia Pacific Best Of The Breeds REITs Awards which ended on 2nd August 2018 at Sheraton Towers Hotel, Singapore. Attended by 150 delegates from the region, this prestigious recognition event was held in conjunction with the 5th REITs Asia Pacific Conference 2018.

The prior REITs Asia Pacific conferences were trailblazers and were instrumental in developing investor interest in the Singapore and Asian REITs market. At this year’s 2018 edition, 25 industry professionals across the REITs sector namely from banks, asset and REIT managers, tax advisors, lawyers, developers and real estate advisors, spoke at the event. They were unanimous in affirming the need for innovation and seeking new opportunities in overseas markets like China against the backdrop of a slowing and highly competitive local property scene. David Faulkner, Managing Director of Colliers International commented that recent technology advances and artificial intelligence will provide the much needed boost to the Asian retail landscape. The China market was the hot topic of the event with speaker Ken Chew, Chief Investment Officer of Sasseur Asset Management highlighted that China’s ever growing disposable income provides a strong and steady growth for the retail and e- commerce sector. Such developments hold tremendous potential for Asia Pacific’s REITs sector.

REITs hold many benefits to the overall economic development of a country especially for developing economies like China, India and Philippines where REITs free up capital for real estate and infrastructure, attracting long-term investors such as sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurance companies.

The conference ended with The Asia Pacific Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2018 graced by Associate Professor Tien Foo Sing as the Award’s ceremony guest of honour. Professor Tien Foo Sing is Dean’s Chair Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES). He currently serves as the President-elect of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) (2018-2019), and is a board member of AsRES (since 2000) and Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) (since 2008).

The Asia Pacific Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2018 is a coveted award to recognize companies and managers with the highest standards and performance in the Asia Pacific REITs sector. The scoring methodology is based on a number of attributes with assigned weightages to credit ratings, gearing, market cap, yield, weight asset lease expiry or WALE, quality of manager, YTD returns and DPU or Distribution per unit and the sustainability of the REIT. This selection methodology is proprietary to this award and was constructed by the panel of judges consisting of five highly respected professionals in the financial sector namely:

  • Mr Pang Ti Wee , Azure Capital
  • Mr Tam Ging Wien, Pro Butterfly
  • Mr Junnosuke Shinkawa, Senior Fund Manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Pte. Ltd
  • Mr Phillip Yeo, International Head of product management, Nikko Asset Management
  • Mr Richard Chow, General Manager, Pacific Trustees (Singapore) Limited

Only 22 REITs out of the entire Asian REITs universe in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong have qualified for this year’s Asia Pacific Best Of The Breeds REITs Awards.

The winners are:

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Office REIT (Singapore)
    • IREIT Global Group Pte Ltd (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Office REIT (Malaysia)
    • KLCCP Stapled Group (Platinum)
    • MRCB Quill REIT (Gold)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Office REIT (Hong Kong)
    • ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited – Prosperity REIT (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Retail REIT (Singapore) – More than 1 Billion Market Capitalization
    • Frasers Centrepoint Trust (Platinum)
    • YTL Starhill Global REIT Managment Ltd (Gold)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Retail REIT (Singapore) – Less than 1 Billion Market Capitalization
    • BHG Retail REIT (Platinum)
    • Sasseur Asset Management (Gold)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Retail REIT (Hong Kong)
    • ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited – Fortune REIT (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Retail REIT (Malaysia)
    • KLCC Stapled Group (Platinum)
    • Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. (Gold)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Industrial REIT (Singapore) – More Than 1 Billion Market Capitalization
    • Cromwell European REIT (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Industrial REIT (Singapore) – Less Than 1 Billion Market Capitalization
    • ESR-REIT (Platinum)
    • ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited – Cache Logistics Trust (Gold)
    • SB REIT Management Pte. Ltd. (Silver)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Industrial REIT (Malaysia)
    • Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Hospitality REIT (Singapore)
    • Ascott Residence Trust Management Ltd (Platinum)
    • CDL Hospitality Trust (Gold)
    • OUE Hospitality Trust (Silver)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Hybrid – Office / Retail REIT (Singapore)
    • ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited – Suntec REIT (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Hybrid – Office / Retail REIT (Hong Kong)
    • Hui Xian Asset Management Limited (Platinum)

 

  • Best Of The Breeds REITs Award for Islamic REIT (Malaysia)
    • Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (Platinum)

For more information please visit: http://reitsasia.pinnaclegroup.global/2018/ or contact Ms Tricia Lim.

 


Asia’s Major REITs Players to Converge at The Industry’s Annual REITs Event. New REITs Listings Expected From New Markets in China, India and Beyond.

10 July 2018, Singapore – Asia’s top and longest serving REITs and real estate securitisation event, REITs Asia Pacific 2018 is back again for the 5th year and will be held on 2 August 2018 at Sheraton Towers, Singapore. The prior REITs Asia Pacific conferences were trailblazers and were instrumental in developing investor interest in Singapore’s and the Asian REITs market. This year, building on a successful comeback in 2017, the event will continue play host to the Asia Pacific REIT industry recognition event – “The Asia Pacific Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2018”. 25 top performing and most established REITs in Asia are supporters of this industry event.

The theme for this year’s event, “Entering New Horizons, Breaking Frontiers” sums up the momentum for 2018 deal flows with major REIT arrangers eyeing new markets like China, India, US and Europe for quality real estate assets for listing in Asia. Singapore remained one of the favourite listing destination for Asian REITs, with the recent Cromwell European REIT listing and the Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF. The Cromwell REIT listing is one of the largest Asia Pacific REIT offering in recent years, attracting about U$376 million in subscriptions while the Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF is a first ever ETF that tracks the performance of 30 actively traded REITs in Asia Pacific ex Japan. Still plenty of excitement in the Asian REITs sector.

These developments hold tremendous potential for Asia Pacific’s real estate sector.

China’s top tier cities, – Shanghai and Beijing, are establishing themselves among the world’s top 10 city economies in terms of scale, status and commercial attraction. India shows similar potential. The top seven cities of India together have more than 400 million square feet of operational office space. This is expected to grow by approximately 25 million to 30 million square feet annually. Of this office stock, more than 150 million square feet will be ready for REIT listing.

One of the main attractions of this event is the The Asia Pacific Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2018. The Asia Pacific Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2018 is a coveted award held in conjunction with the 5th REITs Asia Pacific 2018 Conference to recognize companies and managers with the highest standards and performance in the Asia Pacific REITs sector. The judging panel consists of senior professionals in the financial and real estate sector with balanced representation from ratings agencies, research houses and  advisory firms across different countries. The selection methodology is based on a combined scoring metric that takes into account ratings strength and stability, financial performance and other relevant criteria. This selection methodology is proprietary to this award and upholds very stringent standards.

The awards categories are:

  • Retail REIT
  • Office REIT
  • Industrial REIT
  • Hospitality REIT
  • Healthcare REIT
  • Islamic REIT
  • Alternative Asset Class REIT
  • Retail & Office Hybrid

For more information please visit: http://reitsasia.pinnaclegroup.global/2018/ or contact Ms Tricia Lim for media partnerships and passes.

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