Tuesday, 13 September 2005 02:00

Hyprop now holds 44.4% stake in SA Retail

Hyprop Investments now holds a 44.4% stake in rival property fund SA Retail Properties, following the acceptance by SA Retail unitholders of Hyprop's offer

Monday, 01 August 2005 02:00

Grayprop takes on the world

The Allan Gray Property Fund (Grayprop) makes it into the Morgan Stanley Capital International Global Index (MSCI) - an achievement that is sure to get the attention of international investors. With Grayprop managing director John Rainier

Monday, 13 December 2004 02:00

Listed property - is the party over?

Investors in the listed property sector can expect lower, more stable total returns of 13% in 2005 - says First South Securities property analyst Leon Allison

Commentators say move may boost confidence in SA and lead to increase in letting of office and industrial premises

Mortgage securitisation likely to be the next big thing in listed property sector


If funds in the listed property unit trust and property loan stock sectorwant to be rated as a preferred stock by asset managers, they need to deliverdistributable earnings growth in the region of 5%.

A property unit trust (PUT) is a portfolio of investment-grade properties that provides rental income and capital appreciation. PUTs are a simple way for you to invest in property and receive low-risk returns.

Monday, 19 April 2004 02:00

Excellent reaction to Spearhead results

Reaction to the six month results ending December 31st 2003 from Spearhead Property Holdings has been excellent and the company is now increasingly seen as being in the "exclusive category of real performers on the JSE Securities Exchange".

Wednesday, 12 November 2003 02:00

SA's listed property sector brims with optimism

But an improving US growth rate could easily see an outflow of capital from the South African market

Wednesday, 01 October 2003 02:00

Unit trust firms gain from tax benefits

A Number of property unit trust companies are restructuring and transferring properties from their fixed-property companies to take advantage of capital gains tax benefits.

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