Asia Pacific REITs Reverse Almost Two-Thirds Of July 2022 Gains
Across the region, only Thailand REITs registered growth for the month; losses were seen in all sectors
by Jeroen Vreeker, Managing Director at Global Property Research
September 5, 2022 – The GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index dropped 3.8% in August 2022, reversing almost two-thirds of the July 2022 gains.
At country level, Thailand (5.2%) was the only one in positive territory while Singapore (-3.7%), China (-5.0%) and Australia (-5.5%) were the biggest losers.
Asia Pacific REITs also underperformed versus regional equities that only lost 0.9%. The table below shows the total return performances realised in the previous month for the various currencies available for the GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index.
|GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index||-2.4%||-0.2%||-1.6%||-3.8%|
Looking at sector performances, none of the sectors managed to end the month positively with worst performers being Industrial (-3.8%), Office (-3.9%) and Residential (-4.6%):
|GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index||-2.6%||-0.3%||-2.7%||-3.8%||-3.9%||n/a||-4.6%||-3.4%|
The best-performing REITs were US Masters Residential Property Fund (AUS: 20.5%), Ally Leasehold REIT (THA; 15.2%), Hui Xian REIT (CHN; 10.7%), WHA Premium Growth Freehold and Leasehold REIT (THA; 8.8%) and Frasers Property Thailand Industrial Freehold & Leasehold REIT (THA; 7.4%). The worst performances came from Yuexiu REIT (CHN; -21.0%), Dasin Retail Trust (CHN; -14.6%), Arena REIT (AUS; -14.2%), Centuria Office REIT (AUS; -13.6%), and Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (IDN; -13.5%).