The Malaysia REIT Managers Association (MRMA) was established in May 2010, acting as a collective representation of the Malaysian real estate investment trust (REIT). MRMA creates a platform for the Malaysian REIT industry to develop common standards and benchmarks against international best practices. The association is currently represented by 16 full members consisting of listed REITs and 5 associate members.

The objects of MRMA are:

  • To establish an environment to attract high quality REITs in Malaysia.
  • To establish a framework for the development of the REIT industry, to coordinate investment activities and promote networking possibilities within the region.
  • Improve transparency and provide quality research and information to both local, regional and international investors.
  • Develop common workable standards that meet with international best practices especially in the areas of financial reporting, disclosure and corporate governance.
  • Represent members’ interests through lobbying the Malaysian Government and regulators for functional
  • regulations, viable structures and tax harmonization in order to make MREIT’s competitive within the region and internationally.
  • Encourage and promote the listed property funds industry.
  • Provide insightful market research and data bases that can be practically utilized by members.
  • Establish working committees that can formulate policies and coordinate the various activities.
  • Introduce training and discussion forums to analyze applicable laws and legislation, trends and current issues, improve professionalism and knowledge within the real estate investment industry