Sunday, 18 March 2001 03:01

Property performance

 

Real estate has a bad name amongst most portfolio investors. Yet few realise that listed property trusts performed on a par with equity over the past ten years (14,5% p.a.) and outperformed financial & industrial shares by a wide margin over the past three years (27% p.a. vs 5%), says Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates, property economists and valuers.

Saturday, 01 January 2000 03:01

Property loan stocks gain favour

 

NEW life is being breathed into the listed property stocks sector which is vying with cash and bonds for investors' attention. Bruce Kerswill, Director of Cape Town based Spire Property Services which brought the Paramount Property Fund Limited (Paraprop) to the JSE Securities Exchange earlier this month, says the property sector is fast regaining its popularity as an investment class.

Friday, 10 August 2001 03:01

Property listings trend continues

 

A transaction of R1,5-billion that will make Growthpoint properties the largest property loan stock company on the JSE Securities Exchange is expected to start a trend to convert direct ownership of property portfolios into property listings.

Tuesday, 10 April 2001 03:01

Property cap value up 100%

The market capitalisation of the listed property stocks sector has more than doubled in the past six months.

Saturday, 01 January 2000 03:01

Positive sector activity

TWO events shook the listed property sector of the JSE Securities Exchange SA last week: the merger between Grayprop and Grayvest, and Primegro's acquisition of Richway's retail properties.

Saturday, 01 September 2001 05:01

Paramount - purchasing and financial structuring

 

PARAMOUNT Property Fund on the Acquisition Trail Paramount Property Fund (Paraprop), listed on the JSE Securities exchange earlier this year and rated one of South Africa's top property funds, is on the acquisition trail to boost its portfolio of properties to R1-billion by end October.

 

Choice between unit trust or loan stock could reshape property sector IF GRAYPROP and Grayvest merge they will have to choose whether to house the newly created entity either in a property loan stock company or a property unit trust.

Wednesday, 03 October 2001 02:00

Marriott to list retail property fund

 

MARRIOTT Property Services is listing SA Retail Properties, the 19th property loan stock company on the JSE Securities Exchange SA, on Friday. The fund will be a focused fund a departure from the trend of diversified portfolios in the local listed property sector.

Wednesday, 23 May 2001 03:01

Loan stocks set for growth

ALL pointers suggest that the property loan stock sector of the JSE Securities Exchange SA will see an unprecedented scale of growth in the next few years.

Emerging retail communities are to be represented for the first time in the JSE property sector with the joining of Shops for Africa Ltd.

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