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Keppel DC REIT's five-year returns soar with industry leader

Geoff Howie
Geoff Howie2/28/2020 7:0 AM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Keppel DC REIT's five-year returns soar with industry leader
Data centre comeback of 2019 Keppel DC REIT was the best performing REIT in Singapore, in both the 2020-year through to Feb 21, and for last year. Note these total returns include price moves and dividend distributions and assumes that the dividends
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SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Efficient access to Asia’s Capital has established Singapore as an international hub for the listing and trading of international REITs. With the foundation of a favourable tax regime and well-established legal system, Singapore was the largest global REIT IPO platform in 2019.

While dividends have a history of attracting investors to the REIT market, the ability for a REIT to raise secondary funds to facilitate portfolio growth is also important. Portfolio growth can also benefit unitholders through asset price appreciation, with the converse also applying to prices when portfolios contract. Last year also saw a record year for REIT secondary fundraising activity in Singapore, mostly to facilitate property acquisitions.

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