SINGAPORE (May 21): Since the beginning of the year, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have appeared to be in a rush to raise cash from private placements, perpetual securities and preferential equity fundraisings (EFRs). This came to a head on May 8, when DBS Group Holdings held a lunch event at the JW Marriott to promote Manulife US REIT, Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) — soon to be renamed Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust — and CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT).

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