Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on WPT Industrial REIT and Dream Industrial REIT? I was a shareholder of Pure Industrial REIT with great success until it was bought out. These warehouse REITs appear to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $12.78, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $568.7 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 54 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 18.1 million… Read More

We don’t like all its holdings

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX FUND $17.70 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 15 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.7%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT… Read More

These high-yield trusts also offer growth

DREAM OFFICE REIT $23.66 (Toronto symbol D.UN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-365-3535; www.dream.ca/office; Units o/s: 60.1 million; Market cap: $1.6 billion; Dividend yield: 4.2%) owns and manages 42 office and retail properties in major Canadian cities. Altogether, they comprise 7.8 million square feet of leaseable space.
In early 2016,… Read More

Three top dividend picks for 2018

For 2018, we’ve chosen to highlight three stocks that have a long history of regular dividend payments. Their strong growth prospects also position them to increase those payments over the next few years.

We continue to recommend that income-seeking investors cut their risk with a.. Read More