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The 5 Biggest REITs in Singapore

The SGX S-REIT Index has 37 components, of which 28 are real estate investment trusts (REITs), six are stapled trusts, and three are property trusts.

Naturally, the 37 components would differ in size. A recent report by bourse operator Singapore Exchange provided insight on the SGX S-REIT Index. Here are the index’s five largest constituents (data as of 9 May 2017 unless otherwise stated):

1. On top of the heap is Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: A17U). The REIT, which invests mostly in industrial properties, has a market cap of $7.5 billion and a yield of 6.1%. Over the last three years, the REIT has recorded a total return of 32.6%.

2. Retail mall owner CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U) is in second place with a market cap of $6.95 billion. It has a distribution yield of 5.7% and has recorded a total return of 14.7% over the past three years.

3. Another CapitaLand entity, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U), weighs in at third place with a market cap of $4.8 billion. The commercial properties owner has recorded a three-year total return of 19.6% over the same period and has a distribution yield of 5.6%.

4. Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U) slips in at fourth place with a market cap of $4.47 billion. The REIT owns a big stake in Suntec City which has a mixture retail tenants and office tenants. Suntec REIT offers a yield of 5.7% and has a three-year total return of 19.0%.

5. Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX: N2IU) rounds up the list with a market cap of $4.45 billion. The owner of the iconic VivoCity and a few other commercial properties has a distribution yield of 5.4% and has registered a total gain of 40% over the last three years.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended shares of CapitaLand Mall Trust and Singapore Exchange. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong owns shares in CapitaLand Mall Trust and Suntec REIT.