I. About Ascott Residence Trust
Ascott Residence Trust (ART) is the largest hospitality trust in Asia Pacific with an asset value of S$7.2 billion as at 31 December 2020. Having listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) since March 2006, ART’s objective is to invest primarily in income-producing real estate and real estate-related assets which are used or predominantly used as serviced residences, hotels, rental housing properties and other hospitality assets in any country in the world. Ascott Real Estate Investment Trust's investment mandate will include student accommodation to be effected on 27 February 2021. ART is a constituent of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series (Global Developed Index).
ART's international portfolio comprises 86 properties with more than 16,000 units in 38 cities across 15 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States of America as at 31 December 2020.
ART is a stapled group comprising Ascott Real Estate Investment Trust (Ascott Reit) and Ascott Business Trust (Ascott BT). ART is managed by Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (as manager of Ascott Reit) and Ascott Business Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (as trustee-manager of Ascott BT), both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Singapore-listed CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups.
II. Broad Outline of Presentation
1. Overview of Ascott Residence Trust (ART)
2. FY 2020 Financial Highlights & Business Updates
3. Acquisition of First Student Accommodation Property