property

Sabana REIT posts 14.8% lower DPU of 0.75 cent amid market challenges, portfolio optimisation
SINGAPORE (April 22): The manager of Sabana Shari’ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana REIT) has announced a 1Q19 DPU of 0.75 cent, down 14.8% y-o-y from 0.88 cents a year ago due to lower revenue and net property income (NPI). This was largely attributed by the manager to a challenging market and portfolio optimisation, which saw the REIT divest non-performing and ...
CCT reports 3.8% higher 1Q DPU of 2.20 cents on higher property contributions
SINGAPORE (April 19): The manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) has reported a 1Q19 distribution per unit (DPU) of 2.20 cents, rising 3.8% y-o-y from 2.12 cents due to higher contributions from Gallileo and Asia Square Tower 2. Gross revenue and net property income (NPI) for the quarter increased by 3.5% and 3.4% to $99.8 million and $79.8 million, respectively. This comes after ...
Metro bets on decentralised office market with $45.6 mil investment in Tampines property
SINGAPORE (April 18): Metro Group has acquired 7 & 9 Tampines Grande, a premium Grade A office property in Singapore, through a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between its subsidiary Metrobilt Construction and an affiliate of SRIF GP. On its part, Metro will be investing about $45.6 million for its 50% capital commitment share. Through the newly-incorporated JV company, Ascend TGrande, both ...
Heeton-led consortium acquires Crowne Plaza hotel in London for $149 mil
SINGAPORE (April 14): A consortium led by Heeton Holdings has fully acquired LC London, which owns the Crowne Plaza London Kensington hotel in London, UK, for £84.3 million ($148.9 million). AF Global, who in Dec last year announced it was selling full ownership rights for Crowne Plaza London Kensington for some £84.4 million in cash, is the former owner of LC London. It is also a subsidiary ...
OUE merger comes with plenty of benefits, but not without potential impediments: DBS
SINGAPORE (April 10): DBS Vickers Securities is highlighting myriad benefits to the proposed merger of OUE Hospitality Trust (OUE HT) and OUE Commercial Trust (OUE CT), but also cautions of “potential impediments” post the merger. The research house has “buy” calls on both trusts with the respective target prices of 85 cents and 60 cents. In a Wednesday report, analyst Mervyn Song ...
Why Maybank KE prefers Frasers Centrepoint Trust over SPH REIT
SINGAPORE (Apr 8): Maybank Kim Eng is reiterating its “hold” call on SPH REIT with an unchanged target price of $1.05 on expectations of limited retail sales growth. Instead, the research house prefers Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT), rated “buy” with a $2.60 target price, for its suburban-mall footprint and a 6% three-year DPU CAGR. This comes post the release of SPH REIT’s 2Q19 ...
Macro jitters propel S-REIT inflows to $240 mil in 1Q19
SINGAPORE (Apr 4): Singapore REITs (S-REITs) have a seen net institutional inflows of $82.7 million, $42.7 million and $114.2 million for the respective first three months of 2019, according to recent SGX data for 1Q19. This brings the sector’s inflows to $239.6 million for 1Q19, with S-REITs being the top net buy sector in Jan 2019. The five best-performing S-REITs in the year to date ...
Ascendas REIT remains best proxy to the burgeoning S-REIT space: Maybank
SINGAPORE (April 4): Maybank Kim Eng is remaining “positive” on the Singapore REIT (S-REITs) sector on expectations of continued outperformance, while highlighting Ascendas REIT (A-REIT) as the best proxy to overall recovery across S-REITs.   The research house has adjusted its FY19-21 distribution per unit (DPU) estimates by between -2% and +4%. It is also raising its target prices ...
UOB, OCBC to benefit from mortgage rate hikes this year, says DBS
SINGAPORE (Apr 2): DBS Vickers Securities is remaining bullish on Singapore’s banks as a dividend yield play, while highlighting rising mortgage rates as the sector’s bright spot amid higher cost of funds this year.   In a Tuesday report, analyst Lim Rui Wen says UOB will benefiting from hikes in mortgage rates in 1Q19, as it was the first to increase it Singdollar fixed deposit rates ...
Singapore luxury home prices drop most in a decade on curbs
SINGAPORE (April 2): Singapore home prices fell for a second straight quarter, with values of luxury dwellings falling the most in almost a decade as property curbs imposed mid-last year took some heat out of the market. Private residential prices declined 0.6% in the three months ended March 31 from the previous quarter, when they fell 0.1%, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said Monday. ...