Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust's Sandhill Plaza (Photo: Colliers International)Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust's Sandhill Plaza (Photo: Colliers International)

Units of Singapore-listed office REIT, Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) (SGX:RW0U), fell to its lowest in 23 weeks on continued jitters over the Chinese economy.

This despite the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index logging its largest one-day rise since 2009. The index had on the previous trading day lost close to 6%, tumbling to its lowest in three months.

Units of MGCCT closed the trading day at SGD1.00, a price last seen in late January 2015. The REIT’s 52-week low is currently at SGD0.88.

MGCCT announced in June 2015 that it would be acquiring a Shanghai business park, Sandhill Plaza, for SGD412 million. The acquisition is fully funded by debt and raises the REIT’s gearing from 36.2% to 40.6%.

Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust's Sandhill Plaza (Photo: Colliers International)
Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust's Sandhill Plaza (Photo: Colliers International)

By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.