CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust property, Gurney Plaza. (Photo: REITsWeek)

Amid the rise of e-commerce and shifting consumer preferences, retail REITs all in various markets are turning towards non-traditional tenants to cope with slowing rent growth, reveal findings by S&P Global Ratings.

In the wake of these challenges, pressure is also mounting on retail REITs to maintain ratings, although credit quality across the sector has been relatively stable, said the firm.

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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.