Here’s how the REIT markets performed across Asia Pacific on Friday, 8 May 2020.
J-REIT shares surged in Tokyo on Friday, as the TSE REIT Index jumped 5.22% to 1,655.72.
Shopping centre REIT Japan Retail Fund Investment Corp. (8953) led the way, rising 13.63% to ¥137,500, while Hotel REITs Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corp. (8985) and Hoshino Resorts REIT Inc. (3287) rose more than 9%.
Shares in Nippon Building Fund Inc. (8951), the largest J-REIT by market cap, surged 6.45% to ¥676,000, while Japan Real Estate Investment Corp. (8952) rose 5.68%.
Nippon Prologis REIT Inc. (3283) was among the few J-REITs to finish lower, down 0.68%.
The Nikkei 225 rose 2.56% to 20,179.09.
A-REIT stocks, particularly retail trusts, jumped today after authorities announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country.
Vicinity Centres (VCX) stocks rose 5.14% to $1.43, while shopping centre peer Scentre Group (SCG) increased 3.77% to $2.20.
Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (CLW) shares were down 1.70% to $4.06, while BWP Trust (BWP) fell 0.85%.
The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (XPJ) rose 1.87%, and the S&P/ASX 200 increased 0.5% to 5,391.08.
Stocks in China-based hotel trust New Century REIT (1275) leaped 7.92% to HK$1.09, with most Hong Kong REITs closing higher.
The Hang Seng REIT Index rose again yesterday, up 0.91%, falling in line with the 1.04% rise on the Hang Seng.
Regal REIT (1881) shares rose 2.83% to HK$1.45, and Spring REIT (1426) increased 2.36% to HK$2.60.
Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) stocks grew 2.62% to $2.35, leading the S-REITs after a day of mixed results.
The iEdge S-REIT Index fell 0.19%, while the FTSE Straits Times finished the day marginally higher.
ESR-REIT (J91U) shares declined 2.82% to $0.345, while OUE Commercial REIT (TS0U) fell 2.50%.
The Bursa Malaysia REIT Index grew 0.38%, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI rising 0.39% to 1,382.31.
Stocks in Al-Salam REIT increased 6.52% to RM0.735, followed by AmFIRST REIT, which were up 2.30%.
Atrium REIT shares fell 1.95% to RM1.01, while MRCB Quill REIT declined 1.30%.
Thai REITs finished with mixed results, with WHA Premium Growth Freehold & Leasehold REIT shares rising 2.56% to ฿16.00.
CPN Retail Growth Leasehold REIT stocks rose 1.74%, while CPN Commercial Growth Leasehold Property Fund edged 1.02% higher.
LH Shopping Centers Leasehold REIT shares fell 3.13%, and Golden Ventures Leasehold REIT dipped 2.03%.
The country’s SET 50 Index edged 0.67% higher.
In South Korea, K-REIT shares made marginal gains and losses, all less than 1%.
In Taiwan, Fubon No.1 REIT shares jumped 3.76% to NT$16.55, while Cathay No. 2 REIT were down 0.29%.
In New Zealand, Kiwi Property Group Ltd. (KPG) stocks closed 2.11% lower, while Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd. (PCT) rose 2.73%.
Indian REIT, Embassy Office Parks REIT (EMBASSY), rose 1.20% to ₹349.00.