Sightline Conversations: Equiton Offers Insight into the REIT Landscape

For this manager conversation, Sightline Wealth Management’s Warren Gerow speaks with Geoff Ward, vice president of business development at Equiton, a firm that uses unique real estate investments to help Canadians achieve their financial goals. During their conversation, Ward explains how Equiton utilizes real estate investment trusts (REITs) as an alternative to traditional investments to help families build and sustain long-term wealth in times of market downturn.

Specifically, Gerow and Ward discuss:

  • An overview of Equiton and its Residential Income Fund
  • The fund’s current real estate holdings
  • Building characteristics that make them an attractive investment
  • How the fund’s development in Ottawa is different than past investments
  • The fund’s current plans for expansion beyond the Ontario region
  • The fund’s buy-and-hold strategy and how they improve the buildings in their portfolio
  • The impacts of the pandemic on the REIT space
  • The average size of the fund’s buildings and its largest acquisition
  • What the future may hold for Equiton
  • How the fund plans to support growth moving forward
  • The current capital return for the fund’s investors
  • How Equiton is able to maintain its track record of success

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at (416) 945-6228 with any questions.


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Warren Gerow is an independent investment wealth consultant at Sightline Wealth Management.

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