Asian equities: Reit time, Reit place

Changing interest rate expectations prompt a renewed surge in Reit offerings as investors wonder whether wider equity market momentum can last.

The US Federal Reserve’s decision to ease off its rising interest rate cycle has given Asian equity markets a big fill-up so far this year and fuelled a surge of real estate investment trust Reit offerings from new markets including India and South Korea.

Sizeable Reit initial public offerings IPOs for Embassy Office Parks in India, Homeplus in South Korea and KBS Realty Advisors in Singapore are all at varying but advanced stages of execution.

What the deals have in common is very good timing, catching a key inflexion point in financial markets as investors evaluate whether the Fed’s next move might well be down rather...

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