Here Are Our Four Favourite REITs

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RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $23.07 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; SI Rating: Average) is Canada’s largest REIT. RioCan has total assets of $4.2 billion consisting of ownership interests in a portfolio of 201 retail properties across Canada, including 14 under development. These properties contain over 50 million square feet of gross leasable area. RioCan is Canada’s largest owner of neighbourhood shopping centres. These are enclosed malls in smaller urban centres. But where it’s showing the strongest growth is as the largest owner of ‘New Format’ malls. These are in the suburbs of larger cities, and are made up largely of ‘Big Box’ stores with lots of parking and room for new building. RioCan’s revenue in the three months ended September 30, 2005 was $149.8 million, up 8.6% from $138 million a year earlier. Cash flow per unit fell 3.3%, to $0.29 from $0.30. RioCan’s annual distribution of $1.29 gives it a current yield of 5.6%. RioCan has an alliance with Kimco Realty, one of…

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