Buy the best TSX REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF $19.77 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 19 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 4.1%.
The ETF’s top holdings are Canadian Apart. REIT… Read More

RioCan grows in key areas

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $26.02 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units outstanding: 303.8 million; Market cap: $7.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.5%; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 230 shopping centres and other properties across Canada. They include 14 projects now under development.
In response to… Read More

Tap into the best REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF $18.80 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 19 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 4.4%.
The ETF’s top holdings are RioCan REIT (14.1%),… Read More

Here are five key ways to value REITs

Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) have different valuation measures than, say, industrial companies or banks. Here we look at five popular methods to compare the valuations of REITs.
The net asset value (NAV) approach
Most REITs regularly value their real estate portfolios, either internally or by appointing… 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

Q: Pat: I have read a number of articles on Brookfield Property, and analysts seem very positive. What is your opinion of BPY.UN and what is your top REIT recommendation?

A: Brookfield Property Partners LP, $26.19, symbol BPY.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 407.4 million; Market cap: $10.7 billion; www.brookfieldproperties.com), owns, operates and invests in commercial real estate worldwide.

Brookfield Asset Management (symbol BAM.A on Toronto) first sold shares of Brookfield Property Partners to the public in… 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

Allied’s new project lands a big tenant

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $42 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 103.8 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.alliedreit.com) owns 147 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities.
With the January 2018 payment,… Read More