High occupancy levels support their yields

CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $14 (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 668.2 million; Market cap: $9.4 billion; Dividend yield: 5.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.choicereit.ca) is Canada’s biggest real estate investment trust with 756 properties, including 20 under development, for a total… Read More

Urban focus enhances RioCan’s prospects

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $25 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 304.6 million; Market cap: $7.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.5; Dividend yield: 5.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 233 shopping centres and other rental properties in… Read More

ETF taps Canadian REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX ETF $18.37 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. This includes retail, residential, office and industrial REITs.
The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high… Read More

New developments set to spur cash flow

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $47.57 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units outstanding: 103.9 million; Market cap: $5.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 3.4%; www.alliedreit.com) owns 151 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Most of those are classified as Class I buildings. Together, they comprise… Read More

Dividend increase: Allied REIT

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $46 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units outstanding: 103.9 million; Market cap: $4.8 billion; Dividend yield: 3.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.alliedreit.com) owns 147 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Most of the properties are… Read More

Here’s two ways for investors to own REITs

CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $12.22 (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Units outstanding: 277.2 million; Market cap: $8.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 6.1%; www.enbridge.com) acquired Canadian REIT (old symbol REF.UN), a recommendation of Canadian Wealth Advisor, on May 7, 2018.
The merger created Canada’s biggest real estate investment trust: 751 properties… Read More

Their focus on major cities will pay off

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $24.48 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units outstanding: 310.5 million; Market cap: $7.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.9%; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 250 shopping centres and other properties across Canada. They include 17 projects now under development. In all, the… Read More