Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on Dream Industrial REIT? This warehouse REIT appears to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: Dream Industrial REIT, $7.98, symbol DIR.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 152.2 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; www.dreamindustrialreit.ca), offers investors a  portfolio of industrial properties in North America and Europe.

The REIT, originally named Dundee Industrial REIT, first sold units to the public and began trading… Read More

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

Q: Pat, I may want to invest 10% to 15% of my portfolio into flow-through shares. It looks like a great way to buy junior resources companies at a discount. Please tell me specifically about CMP’s 2018 Flow-Through Resource Limited Partnership. Thanks.

A: Flow-through limited partnerships developed out of a Canadian government plan to encourage the exploration and development of the country’s natural resources. Under the plan, companies involved in oil and gas, mining and base metals and other natural resource industries are permitted to fully deduct… Read More

Q: Pat: I’m looking for a replacement to Pure Industrial REIT, which got taken over recently. I have two candidates so far: Dream Industrial and WPT, which has all of its assets in the U.S., but is listed on the TSX. What do you think about those two? Thanks.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $13.10, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $583.0 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 52 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 17.6 million… Read More

Pat: Thanks for all your good advice in the past. I have held on to Dream Global REIT since the Dundee days and it seemed promising. Do you think it is worth holding or should I sell? Thank you.

Dream Global REIT (formerly Dundee International REIT), $7.65, symbol DRG.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 113.0 million; Market cap: $885.0 million; www.dream.ca/global), is a Canadian real estate investment trust that focuses on investing outside the country. It aims to grow by acquiring… Read More

High yields add to their appeal

CHEMTRADE LOGISTICS INCOME FUND $19.98 (Toronto symbol CHE.UN; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (416-496-5856; www.chemtradelogistics .com; Units outstanding: 68.6 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; Dividend yield: 6.0%) is one of North America’s largest providers of removal services for resource firms, such as oil refineries and base metal… Read More