Sabana REIT's CEO (second from right) at the AGM on 25 April 2018. (Photo: Sabana REIT)

Sabana REIT has given a number of hints on potential overseas markets that it may be expanding into, as part of the third phase of its refreshed strategy.

These hints were dropped during the REIT’s annual general meeting (AGM), which took place on 25 April at Fairmont Hotel, and attended by REITsWeek.

During his presentation at the AGM, Sabana REIT’s CEO, Donald Han, described the matter of overseas acquisition as “a matter of when, not if”.

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He also pointed to regulations that govern leases of Singapore industrial properties, which typically come with 30-year leases, as factors that have restricted its options, in comparison to other industrial REITs.

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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.