CapitaLand Retail China Trust (CRCT) is the first China shopping mall real estate investment trust (REIT) in Singapore, with a portfolio of 11 income-producing shopping malls. Listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) on 8 December 2006, it is established with the objective of investing on a long-term basis in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate used primarily for retail purposes and located primarily in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
The geographically diversified portfolio of quality shopping malls is located in seven of China's cities. The malls are CapitaMall Xizhimen, CapitaMall Wangjing, CapitaMall Grand Canyon, CapitaMall Anzhen and CapitaMall Shuangjing in Beijing; CapitaMall Xinnan in Chengdu, Sichuan Province; CapitaMall Erqi in Zhengzhou, Henan Province; CapitaMall Qibao in Shanghai; CapitaMall Saihan in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia; CapitaMall Minzhongleyuan in Wuhan, Hubei Province; and CapitaMall Wuhu in Wuhu, Anhui Province.
All the malls in the portfolio are positioned as one-stop family-oriented shopping, dining and entertainment destinations for the sizeable population catchment areas in which they are located, and are accessible via major transportation routes or access points. A significant portion of the properties' tenancies consists of major international and domestic retailers such as Beijing Hualian Group (BHG), Carrefour and Wal-Mart under master-leases or long-term leases, which provide CRCT's Unitholders with stable and sustainable returns. The anchor tenants are complemented by popular specialty brands such as BreadTalk, innisfree, KFC, Nanjing Impressions, Nike, Sephora, Starbucks, UNIQLO, Watsons and ZARA.
CRCT is managed by an external manager, CapitaLand Retail China Trust Management Limited (CRCTML or the Manager), which is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia's largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore.