US, European and Asian fund managers are apparently starting to bulk up exposure to UK property stocks to cash in on the weaker pound and negative sentiment about Brexit.

Intu properties plc announces that it has exchanged contracts with the Queensland Investment Corporation to acquire the remaining 50 per cent of the Merry Hill estate for £410 million before expenses.

Property group Intu confirms a Thursday report in a regional newspaper that it is in talks to acquire half of a shopping centre near Birmingham it does not own for GBP410m.

Monday, 18 January 2016 14:24

Offshore property grass not always greener

SA investors may get their fingers burnt as they shift their money to offshore property stocks in a bid to counter the effects of a depreciating the rand.

Intu Properties plc changes management structure following the retirement of Mike Butterworth, chief operating officer.

Sunday, 13 December 2015 13:17

Listed property shows signs of flagging

There are signs that the South African listed property sector's strong run is ending.

Catalyst Fund Managers notes offshore counters looking to take advantage of South African investors’ appetite for offshore exposure with UK-focused specialist REIT Capital and Regional and International Hotel Group completing secondary listing’s on the JSE main board and AltX respectively. 

Investors looking for exposure to UK real estate have two more options to choose from after the listing of Redefine International spin-off International Hotel Group and mall owner Capital & Regional.

Redefine International CEO Mike Watters believes the refocusing of the group's strategy to invest only in Germany and the UK has made its 2015 financial year a success.

Thursday, 08 October 2015 18:56

UK mall owner Capital & Regional lists on JSE

Investors must be circumspect when it comes to investing in new off shore property companies that are listing on the JSE.

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