Listed versus direct property

Compared to direct real estate ownership, listed property ownership provides investors with a number of key benefits:

 

  • Low barriers to entry. Listed property allows investors to gain exposure and access to commercial property returns without the traditional barriers associated with direct property ownership (such as large upfront capital requirements and illiquidity).
  • Diversification. Investing in listed property allows investors to gain significant exposure to a wider range of properties across geographic locations.
  • Access to quality. Listed property investment provides exposure to assets of a quality and scale that investors could not normally acquire on their own (such as a private hospital). 
  • Liquidity. Because real estate is typically a relatively illiquid asset, listed ownership allows investors the benefit of exposure to the asset class but with an added benefit of relative immediate liquidity through the ability to sell their units through a listed exchange, providing a platform for liquidity at anytime.