Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
A REIT is a corporation, trust, or association that invests directly in income-producing real estate and is traded like a stock. A real estate fund is a type of mutual fund that primarily focuses on investing in securities offered by public real estate companies.
A REIT’s mode of operation is similar to that of a mutual fund in that investors combine their capital to buy a share of commercial real estate and then earn income from their shares. REITs are required to pay a minimum of 90% of taxable income in the form of shareholder dividends each year. This makes it possible for individual investors to earn income from real estate—without having to buy, manage, or finance any properties themselves.
REIT portfolios may include apartment complexes, data centers, healthcare facilities, hotels, infrastructure, office buildings, retail centers, self-storage, timberland, and warehouses. Here’s a breakdown of the top-performing sectors for 2019, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts:
- Industrial 48.7% ROI
- Data Centers 44.2% ROI
- Timber 42.0% ROI
- Infrastructure 42.0% ROI
If the REIT you invest in does well, you’ll receive a distribution of the profits.
Total Portfolio Value
How does it work
Tenants pay us rent which we distribute to you
You can buy shares and own a piece of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).
TENANTS PAY RENT
Our portfolio of properties generates monthly rental payments from our tenants.
Our worldwide Portfolio of properties
North America Portfolio
United States Of America
One of the reasons for the popularity of the real estate sector in the United States is its openness to foreign investment. Investors from various countries, including Canada, Australia, and China are investing in prime real estate in the United States. While there are certain regulations that foreign investors must follow, such as not purchasing property located next to sensitive security installations, on the whole, the property market in the United States offers many options to foreign investors:
- Stable economy
The United States economy is performing well. Unemployment rates are low, industries are booming, and people are constantly looking for new growth opportunities in personal and professional matters. This makes the time right for property investment in the United States.
- New developments
New construction projects tend to open up opportunities for investors. As such, you can invest in some of these new projects. This is another reason people from different countries are eyeing investment opportunities in the US real estate sector.
United Kingdom Portfolio
Britain’s ongoing appeal to investors to invest in UK Property on a worldwide scale has remained resilient, with London retaining a top spot in Schroders’ latest Global Cities 30 index in Europe, listed as the second-best city in the world to invest in property. Paris is the only other European city to make the top 15, making London still the hotspot in Europe. Paying further testament to the UK’s appeal, in 2016 alone, notably the year of the Brexit vote, Britain hit a record high for foreign direct investment (FDI), with net flows jumping to £145.6billion from £25.3billion in the previous year – according to Reuters, this was the largest value recorded for a year since comparable data began to be compiled in 2006.
- Regeneration in the UK
Regional UK cities such as Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds are currently flourishing. With London prices having increased enormously, investors have in recent years started to look outside the Capital at alternative options for more fruitful returns. And with improved infrastructure making its way towards these cities, such as HS2, as a result major regeneration is taking place.
Birmingham alone has, in the past decade, undergone a complete transformation, with the £500million redevelopment of its New Street station and £150million Grand Central shopping destination, major developments such as Paradise and Arena Central underway, and a planned £1billion regeneration scheme in anticipation of the arrival of HS2 in 2031.
- Rising Tenant Demand
Finally, the population is still expanding. Forecasted to grow by 74 million people in the next 20 years, the potential demand for housing is vast. Many of the major ‘first’ cities are falling behind on delivering housing quotas, increasing the impact of the ongoing residential undersupply.
For investors, residential undersupply has the potential to deliver opportunity. With the right investment property in the right location, investors are realising both rental income and capital growth, taking advantage of a competitive market to deliver returns. One finding from the Samie Capital Brexit Survey demonstrates that nearly 85% of investors are currently investing in the UK market, highlighting just how popular UK property remains both an attractive and stable investment for high-net-worth-individuals.
Our global portfolio
Our global portfolio spans across nations where we feel fit for investing and being global in current real estate times is fruitful, because of shifts in interest rates worldwide. Samie Capital beliefs that, putting money in real estate markets that are showing survival for current markets and building blocks for days to come are the projects we taking on and backing. Our global portfolio does not believe we should invest where the competition is playing but build cities, where the competitor does not see fit. You build dominance in a place where no competitor is visible. This is the Samie Capital way.