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What are Mexican REITs? | Low-risk Investments

By César Rubalcava

September 25, 2019


Low-risk investments are considered as such because of the low probability of losses on the invested capital. And, although their performance often does not compare with high-risk investments, returns from Mexican REITs makes them one of the most profitable low-risk investments in the market.

Mexican REITs, a low-risk investment

Mexican REITs are investment instruments listed on the stock exchange whose acronym stands for Real Estate Investment Trust (known as FIBRAs in Mexico) and they are designed to acquire and manage different classes of real estate assets such as industrial, office, retail, hotel, among others. The foregoing for the purpose of leasing the properties and generating steady revenue streams.

Since they are listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange, Mexican REITs offer the possibility of investing directly in the real estate market while avoiding the implications of traditional real estate investments.

For example, when making an investment directly in a property such as a house or commercial premise, you will have to consider:

  • Acquisition and sales taxes
  • Difficulty to sell or lease quickly without substantial loss in value (illiquid investment)
  • Concentration of risk in a single property
  • Maintenance and operating expenses

This translates into a high-risk investment due to the lack of a ready and willing market, no diversification, and high management costs.

In contrast to this, Mexican REITs are a low-risk investment as they issue real Real Estate Trust Certificates (Certificados Bursátiles Fiduciarios Inmobiliarios, “CBFIs”), which are similar to shares, but when purchased offer the following benefits:

  • Zero taxation on the sale and purchase
  • Greater diversification in properties and locations
  • Liquid investment (can be bought and sold quickly at any time)
  • Professional property management for maintenance, operation, and improvements
  • Steady cash distributions (95% of annual taxable income)

In other words, by acquiring a CBFI, the investor accesses a stable and profitable investment vehicle without having to worry about covering costs of maintenance, operation, and improvement of the properties.

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