Singapore-listed US-focused office landlord, Manulife US REIT, is expecting a strong performance in 2019 on favourable macroeconomic factors.

On the back of income from newly acquired properties, Manulife US REIT has reported a 7.7% increase year-on-year in its distribution per unit (DPU) for 4Q 2018.

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Speaking at a briefing for analysts and media representatives to discuss the results, CEO of the Manulife US REIT’s manager, Jill Smith, expects a generally good year for the REIT for three main reasons:

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By Shariffa Al-Habshee

Shariffa joined REITsWeek in 2017, and monitors Asia-Pacific REITs for the publication.