SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Maybank Kim Eng is remaining “positive” on the Singapore REIT space as it believes sector valuations will remain supported by recovering distributions per unit (DPUs), especially for hospitality; increased traction of capital recycling initiatives and acquisition momentum; and a backdrop of a slower rate hike cycle.

Maybank continues to favour large-caps and laggards, specifically Ascendas REIT (A-REIT), CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDL HT), and Frasers Commercial Trust (FCT) as they continue to trade at 5.7-6.1% FY19 dividend yield, versus the sector’s 4.9% average.

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