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Real Estate Investment Trust Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Market Research Report | SIC K64.306 | Oct 2016

Demand drops: Revenue declines in the wake of uncertainty following the EU referendum

IBISWorld’s Real Estate Investment Trust Activities market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Capital Shopping Centres Group plc Capital Shopping Centres Group plc market share
Hammerson plc Hammerson plc market share
Land Securities Group plc Land Securities Group plc market share
The British Land Company plc The British Land Company plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns and manages property on behalf of shareholders. REITs are exempt from corporate tax but must pay out 90% of their net property income to their shareholders. They are closed-ended and listed on a public exchange. REITs came into existence in the United Kingdom on 1 January 2007. As of October 2016, there are 44 REITs.

Owing to the result of the EU Referendum, the industry is expected to experience a turbulent year in 2016-17. Fears over the level of future demand for commercial real estate and rental yields and low demand in the wake of the vote led to a sharp decline in the value of many REITs. Consequently, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will decline by 6.8% over 2016-17 to approximately £6.1 billion... purchase to read more

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Diversified portfolios

Based on market capitalisation, the most popular REITs operate in the diversified portfolio segment. These REITs own and manage properties across different sectors, such as offices and retail properties. The diversified portfolio segment is expected to account for nearly half the industry in 2016-17. Diversified portfolios are expected to remain popular over 2016-17, with demand remaining relatively constant.

Retail portfolios

Retail REITs are the second most popular segment. This segment includes REITs with portfolios of retail properties such as superstores, shopping centres and department stores. The growth and success of REITs in this segment is highly correlated with the ability of their tenants to draw in foot traffic.

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What is the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry?

Real estate investment trusts are companies with closed-ended share capital that hold, manage and maintain property portfolios for investment purposes (i.e. for renting to tenants). Their shares are listed and traded on a stock exchange.

Industry Products
Diversified portfoliosSelf-storage portfoliosRetail portfoliosOffice portfoliosIndustrial portfoliosHealth-care portfoliosOther portfolios
Industry Activities
Selecting and managing a portfolio of real estate securities

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