NSE Indices Ltd, an arm of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), launched the country’s first-ever Real Estate Investment Trusts and Infrastructure Investment Trusts index – Nifty REITs and InvITs Index. The index aims to track the performance of REITs and InvITs that are publicly listed and traded on the NSE, the exchange said in a statement.
Industry Experts Opinion:
Mr Gagan Randev, Executive Director, India Sotheby’s International Realty
It is encouraging to see that Nexus Select Trust is breaking new ground by introducing the first retail REIT to the Indian market. With a varied portfolio of marquee shopping malls across key cities of India, the trust is well-positioned to tap into the strong fundamentals of the country’s rising consumption story visible in the increasing footfalls in Grade A malls. The retail sector in India has shown remarkable resilience and steady growth, post the pandemic.
By investing in a retail REIT, individual and institutional investors can benefit from the stability and long-term potential of the retail sector. At the same time, investors will be able to spread their risk across a diversified portfolio of real estate.
Mr Piyush Gupta, Managing Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services, India at Colliers
The revenue-generating Real Assets listed space in India is getting larger and more diversified. With a market capitalisation of over USD 7 billion across Office REITs, Roads and Power INVits and now the launch of Nexus Retail REIT, Investors now have access to multiple options across asset classes to build an annuity income portfolio.