Tuesday, 12 April 2005 02:00

‘House full’ for property mergers

Although some listed property companies have recently considered aggressively growing their portfolios through hostile takeover bids, such opportunities are limited in the medium term, property commentators say.

Wednesday, 23 February 2005 02:00

Property giant beats market predictions

Growpoint Properties, yesterday reported a 6% surge in distributions for the six months to December

Friday, 18 February 2005 02:00

IFour pays out 5,4% more for half-year

Listed property loan stock company iFour Properties yesterday reported a 5,4% increase in its distributions for the six months to December last year over the same period the previous year.

Wednesday, 16 February 2005 02:00

Funds open global route to property

The launch of two new global property funds will give South African investors access to quality properties the world over, including the London property market.

Wednesday, 16 February 2005 02:00

Property index falls on softer currency

The SA property index, which represents property unit trusts and property loan stock companies on the JSE Securities Exchange, produced a negative return in January of minus 0.74 percent

South Africa’s buoyant property investment sector has gained another unit trust. Catalyst Securities, the country’s top performing property investment manager in 2004, has launched the Catalyst SA Listed Property Fund.

Tuesday, 08 February 2005 02:00

Top funds deliver 50% plus

Listed property had another good run in 2004 achieving average total returns of 41%, outperforming the JSE Securities Exchange’s all-share index, bonds and cash. Those who invested in listed property via specialist unit trust funds (offered by among others Coronation, Marriott, Old Mutual and Stanlib) would have achieved similar returns. Figures from Standard & Poor’s (see unit trust pages) confirm that flexible property unit trust funds achieved total returns over the past 12 months of between 30% and 38%. The top performer in this sector was Old Mutual’s SA Quoted Property fund.

Tuesday, 18 January 2005 02:00

Listed property rakes in returns

The listed property index put in a bumper performance last year, outperforming the JSE Securities Exchange all share index, bonds and cash.

Last year saw the JSE Securities Exchange SA's listed property index record its best performance in five years, with total returns of 41,25% being reported for the full 2004 year.

Thursday, 09 December 2004 02:00

Red-hot property index makes the running on JSE

With return of 33,62%, sector outperformed all share index

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