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Q: I would like to buy some REITs in my RRSP as income-producing assets (keeping them in RRSP so as not to have to track changing ACB resulting from ROC and phantom distributions). Which ones would you recommend?

Read Answer Asked by M on May 01, 2019

Q: Hi, what would be your top ranked Reits that have decent growth with at least a four percent distribution, thanks??

Read Answer Asked by pat on February 07, 2019

Q: Greetings 51 Team,
A number of questions recently on REITs. Not surprising; although they tend to be boring, they have (as a group) held up nicely on both a 1 yr and 5 yr basis and offer a good yield.
However, 'all REITs are not created equal' and 5i has recently recommended DRG, HPMP, GRT, and HR. I own AP, SRU as well as XRE and have not seen a lot of discussion on those names.
Plse explain why 5i would recommend one REIT, and in particular the four above, over another and, if you care to comment on AP and SRU.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on February 04, 2019

Q: Hi, is the distributions received from these stocks classified as dividend or R.O.C. ? What is your thoughts or can you suggest some good stocks that payout roc as I have a high income from dividends. I understand that roc lowers book value and in turn can increase capital gain. Thx Jack.

Read Answer Asked by Jack on January 14, 2019

Q: I have funds to invest in the office/retail sector. I could add to positions I hold in Brookfield Property Partners and H&R, or I could buy Artis. Your opinion?

Read Answer Asked by Carl on November 28, 2018

Q: Regarding each of the above,please advise if you consider each of these dividends is safe and also if the dividend tax credit applies. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on October 30, 2018

Q: Instead of purchasing a piece of real estate, am thinking of REITs . Could you recommend a few for a 5+ years hold, both Canadian & US. Thank you. Fooklin

Read Answer Asked by Fooklin on August 15, 2018

Q: I have an RRSP account that I have had for years with only mutual funds in it. It doesn't have very much growth and I'd like to do something else with the money, but don't want to pay it a lot of attention, but rather let it sit in the background and grow for the next 15-20 years. It represents about 25% of my total holdings. All my other accounts are fairly balanced, mostly with your recommendations, but I realize I have no REITS at all. I'm wondering about rolling this one into a group of solid dividend producing REITS. Are you able to mention 5 or so that would be diverse and relatively safe for this kind of hold? If you find 20% too large of a position for REITS please suggest some other larger stable co's that I could buy and forget. Thanks. Kim

Read Answer Asked by Kim on August 09, 2018

Q: In my diversified portfolio, which of the following in your view are worth holding for income and/or possible capital gains in one year, and which should be sold now, for better opportunities? I do not need the cash nor tax losses. CHE.UN BHC CGX HCG HR.UN SKM(US) AT&T(US). Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Harold on July 27, 2018

Q: Hi Peter & Ryan,
Is H&R REIT a buy here? The unit price erodes as the Trust restructures or whatever it is doing. I like the move into US residential, which is why I own it.
I have read elsewhere that the NBV is $25. Do you concur & is it a buy here?
I own a bit (at 20.25) for the income and was thinking of adding. Finally, do you think there is takeover potential here, as I am thinking? Thanks, I appreciate your opinion.
ps - thanks for your answers to PXT, which I waded into today.

Read Answer Asked by Terry on July 23, 2018

Q: I have about a 3% position in HR.UN and a 4% position in SRU.UN. Both pay a good dividend but I'm down about 9% in both. Perhaps I should switch to a residential or industrial Reit for more growth potential. Any suggestions?

Read Answer Asked by John on July 04, 2018