Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:00

Listed property returns 'still good'


SOUTH African listed property was the second-best performing asset class last month, returning 6,68%, beaten only by equities, which recorded a total return of 8,05%, but the sector’s outlook for the year is still uncertain.

Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:00

Hyprop board opposes Redefine offer

Redefine Properties' planned acquisition of Hyprop Investments has been set back after Hyprop's board recommended that shareholders reject the offer.

Redefine Properties says it will probably still be earning fees from Hyprop Investments after the termination of its consultancy agreement with the company.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 02:00

'Only equities beat listed property'

Although SA’s listed property as an asset class returned a negative 0,25% last month, the sector is still an attractive alternative to cash and bonds and was outperformed only by equities in 12 months.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 02:00

SA’s listed property index holds its own

SA's listed property index is holding its own against the best performers with total returns of 5,88% last month only beaten by the North American real estate market, which returned 6,84%.

The SA listed property index recorded a total return of -2,98% last month, with an improvement in investor risk appetite resulting in equities outperforming property as an asset class.

Friday, 05 December 2008 02:00

Global leap stirs desire

Last Tuesday Growthpoint’s price leapt 9,9% to R15,50 on a record turnover of 30m shares. This when the listed property sector lies moribund on the margins of the world’s unravelling financial markets.

The pendulum seems to be swinging back towards the sector through there could still be further price depreciation.

Friday, 20 June 2008 02:00

Volatility sinking property deals

Listed property sector can expect a quiet year due to property price volatility.

Thursday, 17 January 2008 02:00

Listed Property: Slow reactor or special case?

Most analysts say SA funds will stay firm in 2008, but some aren't so sure

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