Friday, 01 July 2011 02:00

Property funds - flavour of the month

Last year more money about R4,5bn was invested into real estate funds, than into equity R4bn unit trusts, there are now 22 real estate funds for just 19 shares in the sector.

Friday, 19 February 2010 02:00

The selection counts

The ups and downs in property shares look quite restrained compared with the equity market. In 2008, the property unit trusts (PUTs) had a negative return of 9,7% compared with a 23,2% decline in the all share index. The recovery was also less dramatic, with a total return of 18,7% in PUTs compared with a 32,1% return from equities in 2009.

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 02:00

Funds favour fixed property

Some listed property funds with investments in other listed property funds are selling out of their listed stocks to invest in relatively cheaper fixed properties.

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.

Tuesday, 05 April 2005 02:00

SA Retail spurns advances from Hyprop

Listed property loan stock company's takeover bid for competitor SA Retail Properties is an attractive offer for unit holders.

The time may be ripe for further consolidation in the listed property sector, commentators say.

Monday, 28 February 2005 02:00

Martprop lags sector, but expects to improve

Listed property unit trust Martprop Property Fund announced interim distributions on Friday that were below the listed property sector average.

Thursday, 10 February 2005 02:00

ApexHi guns for balanced portfolio

APEXHI Properties’ shift towards greater retail exposure is gaining momentum, with the listed loan stock company announcing this week that it acquired a further R96,5m worth of properties.

Wednesday, 02 February 2005 02:00

Stanlib fund closes to new investors

Stanlib has closed its multi manager property fund to new investments, saying its assets have reached R1,2bn in just more than two years, which is close to the 'optimal size of a local portfolio'

Friday, 04 February 2005 02:00

Resilient posts 7% rise in distributions

Resilient Property Income Fund yesterday announced a 7,2% rise in its distributions to unitholders for the year ended December last year, compared with the previous year's annualised results.

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