Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have performed so much better over a long haul. They are closely linked to the performance of the UK economy that is seemingly going from strength to strength. As we know, REITs are an efficient way of investing in real estate. There is no doubt that with the assistance of REITs, you do not need to go out and buy properties on your own.
Even if you live outside the UK, you are still able to invest in UK real estate and monitor your investment through REITs. REITs allow you to work less that you have the time to enjoy your leisure or do other important businesses. Roughly speaking, you just need to be a member of certain REITs, and REITs will take the hassle out of real estate investing. They will deal with all of administrative management as well as tangible issues of real estate investment to earn profits for shareholders.
Since there are so many REITs available in UK, you may prefer to choose one that is reliable and can generate good income for your investment. Here are 3 top noted REITs in the UK.
1. LAND SECURITIES (LSE: LAND)
Land Securities is the largest commercial property company in the UK and a member of the FTSE 100. It was originally founded in 1944, and became a REIT in 2007. This trust is heavily weighted in London since London property has been a preferential haven for the world’s wealthy, particularly the Russian and Arab wealthy. It currently manages more than 26 million sq ft of property, including office, shopping centers, and residential properties. Due to this variety of properties that meets the needs of business and communities, Land Securities seems to be a major boost for the portfolio of the shareholders.
2. BRITISH LAND (LSE: BLND)
British Land is an FTSE 100 company heavily weighted in London. This trust focuses on UK retail and London offices, 64% of its properties are located in London and the South East. In its management strategy, British Land focuses on right places, customer orientation, capital efficiency, and expert people. Right places means that this trust invests in places that are potential for lasting demand from occupiers and investors. To generate sustainable demand, the British Land management is customer-oriented.
It maintains close relationships with the customers in order to generate high-quality, secure cash flows. Thus, it operates in capital efficiency by maintaining the balance of equity and debt to finance the business and enhance shareholder returns. To do it, British Land management consists of small size of expert team that is more agile and responsible to deliver significant value to investors. Also, it partners with Broadgate Estates, a company that has provided property management services and occupier engagement for over the past 25 years in the UK.
3. HAMMERSON (LSE: HMSO)
Hammerson is a more diversified choice since it owns properties that scattered across the UK. In addition, it also owns a considerable number of properties in Germany, Spain, and France. It focuses on prime regional shopping centres, convenient retail parks and premium designer outlet villages. It strategically maximises occupancy and footfall at the properties as well as income growth from retail properties and development pipeline so that it can deliver industry leading shareholder returns.