The REITs Investment Forum (RIF), titled “Trends to drive REIT Recovery” — organised by The Edge Singapore and sponsored by ESR-REIT — covered industrial property trends, and factors and metrics used in property valuation.

Adrian Chui, CEO of ESR-REIT’s manager, kicked off the forum with his presentation titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Industrial REITs”, followed by “Pivot to Hi-Tech” by Natalie Ong, an investment analyst at Phillip Securities. Tan Keng Chiam, executive director & head, valuation & advisory, at Colliers International, presented on how industrial propeties are valued.

The industrial sector is highly regulated to keep rents affordable for industry, including new economy sectors such as logistics, e-commerce, data centres and high-end manufacturing, as these are the cornerstones of the Singapore economy.

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