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Q: Which stocks will benefit with lots of new housing expected to be built and What other stocks will benefit from the budget?. Which stocks can possibly hurt.
Read Answer Asked by Nizar on April 23, 2024
Q: Found this tiny REIT that has a portfolio of multi-family properties in Winnipeg. They trade at a significant discount to NAV; however, the debt is high and it is VERY illiquid primarily because there are a very low number of equity units O/S.

The Company is externally managed with a management agreement that pays fairly high fees.

Is this one worth the risk?

Read Answer Asked by Brad on March 20, 2024
Q: Which REITs, either Canadian and/or US, are suggested for secure dividends and potential appreciation once interest rates settle. I asked this question several days ago but it much have fallen through the cracks. thanks A,
Read Answer Asked by alex on March 12, 2024
Q: I have a few REITs in my portfolio for income. The income has been consistent so far.
Why has the sector dropped so much in value? What conditions need to exist for them to recover their value.
Is the income at risk of decreasing?
Read Answer Asked by Ron on March 05, 2024
Q: Gentlemen: I have held some shares of this in my TFSA for some time but see it has decreased in value since last October. I dont have to sell but wonder if you see any good news on the horizon or would I be better selling and getting something else
Read Answer Asked by Ken on February 13, 2024
Q: I am looking for other canadian residential reits to buy with my funds from selling TCN. I think with interest rates topping out and very possibly declining later this year, reits are a very good, safe place to invest. Can you suggest any other canadian residential reits that have good upside from here and give a decent dividend? I am thinking of ERE as well as HOM. Any comments?
Read Answer Asked by arnold on January 25, 2024
Q: I was looking to sell CSH.UN and buy either CAR.UN or IIP.UN because of its high payout ratio but I didn't because it started showing momentum. I recently heard on BNN that most reits have a high payout ratio so I wondered if I am being overly cautious.

Can I get your opinion on CSH.UN. should I be concerned about its high payout ratio? Would you sell it and buy one of the other reits.
I own all 3.
Read Answer Asked by Mary on December 19, 2023
Q: Good morning - if indeed we are approaching a pivot in the market, which REIT' are most attractive to you these days. I have done well with DIR.UN but it's my sole real estate holding. Time to add more of the sector? Thanks for everything and best wishes of the season to all you good people at 5i. I have. seriously benefitted from your service over the past four years.
Read Answer Asked by alex on December 12, 2023
Q: I am woefully underexposed to the real estate sector.
Could you please identify your top 3 Canadian stocks, REITS and ETF's which one might play for the impending interest rate cuts in 2024?

Read Answer Asked by JEFF on December 04, 2023
Q: Looking to add to one of these REITS in TFSA. Are they each favorites of yours in their respective REIT sectors (Industrial, Residential)? If not, which REITS are your favourites in these sectors? Which sector do you see doing best for growth over 2-3 years assuming rates have peaked and likely decline sometime in 2024?

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Tony on November 13, 2023
Q: Are you able to discuss the results of CAR.UN? Do you see potential upside to this company given a more stable interest rate environment?

Can you also comment on their strategy? It seems given their focus on upscaling their building portfolio (ie recycling out older buildings and using their cash to buy newer properties), tail winds from housing shortages & immigration coupled with their focus on affordable housing (eg. mobile homes) could be good opportunities in the future.
Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 11, 2023
Q: What would be your best contrarian pick today in both us and canadian markets
Read Answer Asked by Todd on November 03, 2023
Q: What would be your top 5 U.S. or Canadian REITs today based primarily on both valuation and quality balance sheet.
Read Answer Asked by James on October 12, 2023
Q: According to your company statistics page, CARís 3 and 5 year dividend growth rate was -100 and -66 respectively. Does that mean they significantly cut their dividend at some point in the last 3 years and, if so, was there a particular catalyst that drove them to do that? Assuming I am reading the information on the statistics correctly, what are your thoughts on the reliability of CARís dividend in the medium term? Contrarily, how likely is it that the dividend growth rate will accelerate once interest rates start to fall, say to catch the company up to where the dividend per unit was before the cut?
Read Answer Asked by Andre on October 10, 2023
Q: I'm not sure if I should take comfort in the fact that you still have ZRE in the portfolio or not, the last little while has been rough. If you were putting new money into the sector under current conditions would you stick with the equal weight ETF approach or would you just choose a couple of your favourite individual stocks like DIR and/or CAR (or perhaps another ETF that is not equal weight)?
Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on September 26, 2023
Q: Me, thinking of selling CAR.UN and adding to DIR.UN.†My reason, DIR.UN has more upside. In the income portion of the portfolio, about 18% of total portfolio, CAR.UN has a weighting of 1.47%, while DIR.UN †comes in at 6.88% but I'd be okay with overweighting DIR.UN. What is you take for this potential move???.....Tom
Read Answer Asked by Tom on September 25, 2023