Sale and Leaseback Investment Concepts in Malaysian REIT Companies


  • Nur Lesya Firsya Johaimi Ling Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Mohd Hasrol Haffiz Aliasak Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Kartina Alauddin Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA



Keywords, sale and leaseback, property investment, REIT


Sale and leaseback investment has been a growing trend among the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Companies in Malaysia. This study is to determine the important elements in the concepts of the sale and leaseback transactions practiced by the REIT companies. The study uses the NVIVO software to analyze the data interviews with the REIT managers that adopt sale and leaseback investment transactions. With a response rate of 78%, results show there are three main elements namely location, type of lease, and rental.  This study forms a useful guide to real estate managers in developing countries towards using the sale and leaseback as one of the alternative methods in property investment.

Keywords: sale and leaseback; property investment; REIT

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



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How to Cite

Johaimi Ling, N. L. F., Haffiz Aliasak, M. H., & Alauddin, K. (2019). Sale and Leaseback Investment Concepts in Malaysian REIT Companies. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 25-31.



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