An artist's impression of the Grab headquarters that will be developed by Ascendas REIT. (Image: Ascendas REIT)

After weeks of avoiding REITs, retail investors are warming up to the securities amid record low unit prices.

While still largely favouring banking stocks, a couple of blue chip REITs have emerged as top buys of retail investors for the trading week that began on 16 March.

The trend follows buy-ins from institutional investors, who loaded on REITs such as Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) and Ascendas REIT in the preceding week.

Related: Institutional investors favour REITs amid market rout

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By Shariffa Al-Habshee

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