Exploring Real Estate Investment Trusts in Singapore
In less than two decades, Singapore has evolved from being a predominantly local REIT market to a global REIT listing hub. In fact, Singapore is the only international REIT market in Asia with 80% of S-REITs having some or all their properties outside Singapore. This is complemented by a diverse investor base, both retail and institutional. The rapid growth of Singapore’s private wealth management sector has added significantly to the investor mix. And the industry is supported by a favorable tax regime and a regulatory framework that has a strong focus on corporate governance.
As S-REITs continue to mature and become more international in their make-up, we talked to the CEOs of select S-REITs and Singapore Exchange’s Director of Equity Capital Market about their views on what makes Singapore their destination of choice, and how the city state can further make itself more attractive to potential REIT sponsors.
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