Q: Pat, I am interested in adding to my REIT holdings and would like to know what your opinion is regarding adding REI.UN and CHP.UN to my TFSA account as opposed to placing them in a cash or registered account.

A: We see both RioCan REIT, $28.58, symbol REI.UN on Toronto, and Choice Properties REIT, $13.33, symbol CHP.UN on Toronto, as buys.

Which account to hold REITs in depends on an individual’s personal tax situation and what else they hold in their overall portfolio. However, here’s… Read More

Q: Hello, Pat and company. I would like to know your opinion and recommendation on Summit Industrial Income REIT on the TSX. Thanks for all the great advice! Regards.

A: Summit Industrial Income REIT, $11.80, symbol SMU.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 96.3 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; www.summitiireit.com), is an open-ended trust (see below) that owns light industrial properties across Canada.

As of December 31, 2018, the trust owned 108 buildings, making up 13.3 million… 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