Getting real: Prevailing uncertainty has hit the industry's major markets, reducing revenue

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are closed-ended investment firms that are listed on stock exchanges, which came into existence in the United Kingdom on 1 January 2007 through the Finance Act 2006. They manage and develop property, both commercial and residential, on behalf of shareholders. These firms add value through allowing liquid, quick and readily available, investment in property as well as financial returns. REITs are seen as attractive investment vehicles as they are tax efficient, being exempt from corporation tax. However, they must pay out 90% of their net property income to their shareholders.The past five years have been characterised by restructuring in response to the 2012 Finance Act legislation...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5.8bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-1.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,927
Businesses
50

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been hit by a struggling retail sector and prevailing economic uncertainty
  • Incumbents have made a number of consolidation attempts, although many have fallen through
  • Rising interest rates are expected to benefit firms that acquire lending through fixed-rate bonds
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Although REITs invest in property all over the United Kingdom and across the world, they tend to be set up in, and operate from one central location. As London is one of the world’s major financial centres, it houses 69.5% of establishments that operate in the industry. There are two key reasons for this: the first is that it allows them to be located close to a large number of potential investors and financial backers, which is crucial to the development of a fund’s size and its ability to undertake investments. The presence of other, similar businesses in the region, such as fund managers, has given London a reputation for being the centre of financial activity. As a result, investors are drawn to working with businesses that operate in the London region. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry are

  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Recommendation/accreditation from authoritative source
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contacts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household savings ratio and year bond rate in the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry?

    Real estate investment trusts are companies with closed-ended share capital that hold, manage and maintain property portfolios for investment purposes (i.e. for renting to tenants). Their shares are listed and traded on a stock exchange.

    Industry Products
  • Diversified portfolios
  • Self-storage portfolios
  • Retail portfolios
  • Office portfolios
  • Industrial portfolios
  • Health-care portfolios
  • Other portfolios
  • Residential portfolios
  • Industry Activities
  • Selecting and managing a portfolio of real estate securities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household savings ratio
  • year bond rate
  • Business confidence index
  • Retail sales index

  • Current Performance
  • Relaxed regulation
  • Consolidation stymied
  • Changing market
  • EU referendum
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulatory shifts
  • Getting real
  • Rising rates
  • Changing demand
  • Table: Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pension Funding
  • Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage
  • Fund Management Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Stock & Commodity Exchanges

  • Products & Services
  • Diversified portfolios
  • Retail portfolios
  • Office portfolios
  • Industrial portfolios
  • Residential portfolios
  • Other portfolios
  • Self-storage portfolios
  • Health-care portfolios
  • Chart: Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Institutions
  • Non-real estate collective investment funds
  • Real estate collective investment funds
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Real Estate Investment Trust Activities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Land Securities Group plc, The British Land Company plc, Intu Properties plc, Hammerson plc,
  • Table: Land Securities Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: The British Land Company plc - financial performance
  • Table: Intu Properties plc - financial performance
  • Table: Hammerson plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Real Estate Investment Trust Activities Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aggregation
  • The financial processes of grouping a number of assets into a pool and issuing a new set of securities backed by those assets.
  • Closed-Ended
  • A corporate structure where all shares of the legal entity are issued at its outset. Many standard publicly listed firms fall under this category.
  • Pooling
  • The dilution of risk of reduced income flows by redistribution across many assets.
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