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The voice of South Africa’s

listed property sector.

We are a representative umbrella body for South African REITs focused on promoting the sector as an attractive asset class locally and internationally. About SAREIT Shutterstock 1159421680
About REITs

What is a REIT and how to invest in one?

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company that derives income from the ownership, trading, and development of income producing real estate assets. In South Africa, a REIT receives special tax considerations and offers investors exposure to real estate through shares listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Find out more about our members

Why invest in a REIT?

Listed real estate allows anyone, from individual investors to large institutional investors, to gain access to the underlying assets of publicly traded companies by purchasing shares.

Owning shares in a REIT allows investors to earn a part of the income produced through the underlying “bricks and mortar” without directly owning and managing the property.

There are many other benefits to investing in REITs, including their regular income stream and special tax considerations. 

How to invest in REITs?

There are various ways for individuals and institutions to invest in REITs listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. These include direct ownership of REIT shares, investing in property unit trust funds and through buying shares in a property index tracker fund. Your bank, stockbroker or financial advisor should assist you with the most suitable options for your financial position and goals.

Upcoming Dates

Keep up to date with our members’ results announcements
and various sector events.

View our full results calendar

Upcoming events & results

The Latest News

Read the latest South African real estate news and member announcements from the SA REIT Association, our members and industry.

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Access the latest property sector research and performance. 

Download our monthly sector Chart Book for the listed real estate industry.

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Download the latest sector and industry resources.

View and download the SAREIT press kit.


Financial reporting

Transparent reporting
and BPR.

SAREIT’s Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) for more transparent and comparable financial reporting by South African REITs.

Our Members

SAREIT has 28 members who are all listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
We work with our members to address sector challenges and provide the necessary guidelines and support to address stakeholders’ needs while promoting South African REITs as an investment class both locally and internationally.