The listed property sector’s underlying fundamentals still point to listed property as a solid investment, despite uncertainty on inflation and interest rates. Analysts expect at least double-digit growth for next year.

Tuesday, 04 September 2007 02:00

Punters turn to greener pastures

The latest round of results from listed property funds confirm that the sector has more than delivered on its earnings growth promises

Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:00

Listings dry up as interest rates rise

Property listings have dried up in the past year in the rising interest rate environment and analysts are not expecting to see any in the foreseeable future

Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:00

Still worth a punt

Ask any analysts or fund manager if there are any cheap steals left in the listed property sector and the unanimous answer is "no". After all, the sector is trading at an average 56% premium to net asset value.

Wednesday, 21 February 2007 02:00

Listed property BEE on track

The listed property sector appears to be on track to meet the targets of its empowerment charter, which is aimed at placing 25% of the property sector in black hands in five years.

Sector more like equities than bonds.

Monday, 05 February 2007 02:00

Funds with bad habits

Listed property fund managers are eagerly preparing to join the globalising trend of property that will bring more capital,greater liquidity and higher prices. But they're ignoring some bad habits that they will have to change before international investors rate them equal to Australian, American or European funds. 
Funds are devouring each other to crack the R15bn-plus market capitalisation that would attract big international investors. Their managers are debating how best to change their property unit trusts and property loan stock companies into real estate investment trusts (Reits) - the format that is understood throughout the world.

Thursday, 16 November 2006 02:00

Property recovers but volatility remains

The South African listed property sector has regained most of the losses that occurred in the second quarter of this year. But analysts do not rule out further price volatility in the sector in the short term as uncertainty around interest rates and inflation figures persists.

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