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Q: REITs are getting pummeled today with some like BEI.UN, DIR.UN and HOM.UN down more that 6%. Any thoughts on why such a big downturn.

Read Answer Asked by Albert on May 03, 2022

Q: I would like to get 5iR thoughts on the following March 31, BEI.UN trading activity. BEI.UN high for the day was 59.11. At 3:49 PM the price was 59.00, volume 200. At 3:53 I bought 140 shares at 58.80. Between 3:53 & 3:59 the price varied between 58.78 & 58.87 with individuals volumes less than 1000. Then just before 4:00, 69,000 shares were sold & bought at 58.79.

So my question is, what is 5iR thoughts on why, just before the market closes, shares of BEI.UN previously trading at volumes less than 1,000 shares per trade, an investor sells 69,000 shares (much more than previous individual trades) at a price close to the dayís low. I know you canít exactly know the sellers thinking, but do you have any thoughts on the sellerís strategy. (69,000 x 58.79 = $4,056,510) Thanks Ö Cal

Read Answer Asked by cal on April 01, 2022

Q: Would you please rank these 12 REITs for future growth prospects, where 10 is the best prospects & 1 the worst. Also would please indicate what REIT assets contribute to future growth & those REIT assets that have very little future growth. Thanks ... Cal

Read Answer Asked by cal on March 23, 2022

Q: Greetings.
1) Could Dream Industrials' expansion into Europe be a hindrance - given the Ukrainian situation?
2) Do you like DIR.UN at these levels?
3) If looking to buy a Canadian REIT - which sector would you recommend? Apartment, Industrials...? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Toge on March 03, 2022

Q: Hi 5i , I am interested in adding an REIT with focus on large warehouses and I wonder if there are any you would recommend? Also REIT ETF's interest me . Thank you for any input you have

Read Answer Asked by Jesse on November 23, 2021

Q: I own these 3 REITs in my RRSP. I have done extremely well on them and I have reduced my positions. Given that they are REITs and have recovered nicely from the Covid lows, I am debating exiting the positions completely since their upside potential has been reduced. They will never have explosive growth and since they are no longer depressed does it make sense to exit the positions and look for opportunities elsewhere where there is more upside. The dividends are not that large so I don't feel I am missing out from an income perspective.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on October 27, 2021

Q: Can you please give me your opinion on how you would rank these three companies and include some comments
on which you feel are at the best discount to NAV and would likely have better growth over the next 3 to 5 years along with any other pertinent information you feel is relevant.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on September 30, 2021

Q: My REIT stocks have taken off in the last month or so as yields have pulled back. Interest rates canít stay this low for too long as the BOC has already started tapering despite no action from the Fed. Do you think the move in REITs is overdone and should I trim and wait for a pullback as rates slowly rise? Do you think the disconnect between BOC and Fed policy will lead to further appreciation in the CAD?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Jason on July 16, 2021

Q: Good day Team!
Could you provide some insight to the 3rd qtr Earnings report? With 1.3% improvement in revenues and a 9.7% improvement in AFFO, how did their profit drop so dramatically? Is it related to the sale "in line with fair value" of the Regina asset?
Any other take-aways you could share would be appreciated.
Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Ted on November 16, 2020

Q: Hello 5i Team
Thank you for the new update on Interrent REIT.
Reviewing the new report on Interrent REIT, the Peer Relative Evaluation section compares Interrent against ten REITs, however only two of the ten REITs (CAR.UN & NVU.UN) are in the residential apartment sector.
1 - Please comment on how companies are selected for the Peer Relative Evaluation section.
2 - Would it be more appropriate to compare Interrent against the major residential apartment REITs (BEI.UN, CAR.UN, KMP.UN, MI.UN, MRG.UN, NVU.UN) than to the Office, Industrial, Retail REIT section?
3 - Also given NVU.UN is subject to a takeover, is this a reasonable comparison?

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on July 21, 2020

Q: On March 16, in response to a question from Pierre, you said you were not interested in Boardwalk at $27 and recommended some of the higher valued residential REITs. BEI.UN is now down below $20 and has been below $16. At $20 it is trading at a third of book value and 40% of net asset value. It is a well run company and quite under-leveraged. Below what price does it become a screaming buy for a patient buy and hold investor?

Read Answer Asked by David on March 25, 2020

Q: Can you comment of Boardwalkís most recent quarter? I own Boardwalk (10% gain) and Interrent (75% gain). After starting their intention to diversify away from Alberta and Saskatchewan over a year ago, little progress has been achieved by Boardwalk. Iím debating selling Boardwalk and putting the proceeds to work in Interrent on a pullback since I already own a position. Would you be ok with this move? I would maintain the same sector weighting (10%) but it would be all in one stock and some ETFs vs 2 stocks.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on March 05, 2020