Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) is a Singapore-based serviced residence real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of investing in serviced residences. It is engaged in investing primarily in real estate and real estate related assets, which are income-producing and used as serviced residences; rental housing properties, and other hospitality assets. Ascott Reit's international portfolio comprises approximately 90 properties with approximately 11,300 units. Its serviced residences are operated under the Ascott, Citadines and Somerset brands, and are located in cities, such as Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. The Company is managed by Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (ARTML or the Manager).