AMA Manulife US REIT
Asked on 07 Sep 2020
As mentioned earlier, Manulife US REIT is a member of REITAS and its website also has a list of metrics for investors to consider, when investing in REITs.
This list “General considerations when investing in a REIT” can be found at https://www.reitas.sg/reit-basics/metrics-to-consider-when-investing-in-a-reit/ and here’s a summary:
Like any other publicly listed stock, individual investors may buy units in a REIT, which are listed on a stock exchange. It is also possible to get REIT exposure via REIT mutual funds or REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs).
REIT shares are priced by the market throughout the trading day on the exchanges they are listed on.
Below are some key metrics relating to REITs (in no particular order). The list is not exhaustive and readers should do their own research and due diligence before investing.
Quality and Track Record of Management, Portfolio & Financials
Aggregate Leverage (Gearing ) Level
Price to Net Asset Value (NAV)
Weighted Average Lease Expiry (WALE)
Lease Expiry Profile
Debt Expiry Profile