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Asia Pacific REITs Turn Positive in February, Hotel Jumps 11.2%

Losses were seen for Healthcare and Industrial sectors

By Jeroen Vreeker, Global Property Research

Asia Pacific REITs added 0.9% in February in USD terms, with the GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index more than reversing the 0.3% decline suffered in the preceding month. 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 Index1.0%2.7%1.5%0.9%

Looking at the sector performances, losses were registered for HealthCare (-1.8%) and Industrial (-3.7%), while the other sectors generated positive total return performances ranging from 0.6% for Residential to 11.2% for Hotel:

GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index0.7%-1.8%11.2%-3.7%1.7%n/a0.6%4.2%

With only Australia (-0.7%), Singapore (-3.6%) and Thailand (-7.3%), the momentum was marginally positive. The winners in February 2021 were Hong Kong (7.3%), Japan (3.3%), China (2.0%), Taiwan (1.4%) and Malaysia (1.2%).