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Listed Property Performs Better Globally in Third Quarter 2007

Posted On Friday, 12 October 2007 02:00 Published by
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Listed property globally saw a 2.9% positive growth in the third quarter after a 5.6% drop in the second quarter of 2007

Amongst the major regions Asia Pacific saw a 7.3% quarterly growth, mainly due to growth performances from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia. North America, at 1% growth, was the only other major region which showed listed property growth in the third quarter, reports – The Worldwide Commercial Real Estate Information Portal.

Listed property performance showed third quarter negative growth in Latin America
– 13.6%, Middle East and Africa –11.2% and Europe –8.6%.

Utilising the S&P/Citigroup BMI Property Indices provided to for analyses on a regular basis, listed property companies globally at 2.9% once again outperformed global REITS at 1% growth for the third quarter of 2007.

Third quarter REIT performances saw Middle East and Africa at 9.1% outperform Asia Pacific at 4.1%. North America stayed in positive growth territory at 1.5% whilst Europe saw a –5.2% fall.

Countries which saw third quarter growth in REIT performances, in local currencies, include Australia 4%, South Africa 2.9% and United States 1.3%. Japan recorded the largest REIT performance loss at –10% for the third quarter of 2007.

Only six countries saw growth in their listed property companies’ performance in the third quarter : China 40.8%, Hong Kong 21.1%, Indonesia 18.6%, South Africa 7.2%, Australia 3.7% and United States 0.9%.

Twenty-six of the selected thirty two countries monitored via S&P/Citigroup BMI Property Indices showed losses for the third quarter 2007 compared to the previous quarter, Austria at –30.1% being the worst performer.

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