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Will this year's property stars shine as brightly in 2021?

Investors have been drawn to secure dividends in 2020 as income became even more scarce in the wake of the pandemic
Will this year's property stars shine as brightly in 2021?
  • Shares in industrial and social housing landlords have been among the top performers in the property sector this year
  • However, investors may want to look to companies with recovery potential for greater gains in 2021

Logistics and social housing real estate investment trusts (Reit) have generated the highest total returns within the UK-listed property sector since the start of the year, as investors have flocked to secure income streams. 

Almost half of the top 10 total return performers – calculated as share price gains plus dividends paid – operated in the logistic sector, according to an analysis of FactSet data, led by Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI). Meanwhile social housing landlords Triple Point (SOHO) and Civitas (CSH) took the second and fourth spots, respectively.

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