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Reit boom brings both pain and gain

One notable beneficiary is the retail scene in Singapore, market watchers noted, with improved tenant mixes and more international retailers offering more choices - PHOTO: SPH

REAL estate investment trusts (Reits) may be a hit with investors, but are often painted less positively by their critics.

S-Reits have been blamed for causing rents to spike and in turn stoking inflation, especially for retail and industrial properties. There is also the issue of bigger