Looking to invest in a REIT alternative?
Jasper is an innovative platform for commercial real estate investing here in NZ. Our model combines the best qualities of direct property ownership & REITs to create a new, technology-driven method of real estate investment.
Similarities between REITs & Jasper
A well-diversified portfolio contains a mix of asset types to limit exposure to any single asset. With both REITs and Jasper, investors can invest across a multitude of properties to minimise risk, preserve capital and generate stable returns.
REITs & Jasper both pool capital from multiple investors, making the asset class more accessible. Jasper’s minimum investment amount is $1,000, meaning an individual at any stage in their investing career – from beginner to institutional – can invest.
Investing in commercial real estate is traditionally illiquid. When an investor chooses to sell a property, they may wait several months until the deal closes. Both Jasper & REIT's offer improved liquidity by giving investors the ability to exit.
How is Jasper is different to public REITs?
Asset level control
With Jasper, investors can select the markets, locations, and properties they prefer and have complete control on a deal-by-deal basis. REIT investors have no choice over the investments made by the REIT managers, and there is less transparency about the underlying investment properties. Jasper allows investors to create a unique and personalised portfolio tailored to their risk and return preferences.
Although REITs have strict reporting guidelines, most investors know very little about the properties in a REIT portfolio or the fees applied at the property level. Jasper provides investors with absolute clarity on every property they invest in and the associated fees.
Public REIT prices are moving in near lockstep with equity markets, meaning they are subject to the same broader market volatility. Direct property ownership through Jasper, on the other hand, offers significantly lower volatility than equity markets and is more closely tied to the performance of the underlying asset.