SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Returns from real estate investment trusts (REITs) are largely from their yield, which they give to investors in the form of distributions per unit, and from some growth. The organic growth element is usually very modest because the rental reversions can only rise so much. Organic growth can also be from asset enhancement initiatives, which give better returns on investment than acquisitions. But, as the pace of US interest rate hikes quickened this year, REITs have made acquisitions in an attempt to maintain DPUs and provide investors with some DPU growth.

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