Investors might be in a rush to see the back of 2015. Despite a dispirited Alsi, the property sector presents signs of good health.

Sun International, South Africa's second-largest casino and resort operator, is undergoing significant change after years of underperformance.

Thursday, 14 June 2007 02:00

The Reit thing to do?

Investec Property Group is being showered with praise for moving its external management of Growthpoint into the listed property fund

Monday, 05 February 2007 02:00

Up for an expensive grab

Standard Bank has the key to winning control of Grayprop, the blue-chip property unit trust (PUT) - not through the 24% share in Grayprop's management company (manco),but via the pre-emptive right to buy Allan Gray's 76%, which has so far gone unnoticed.

The market can expect to see even more consolidation in the South African listed property sector this year, with bigger players acquiring smaller companies and friendly mergers between others.

Monday, 15 January 2007 02:00

Madison tipped as Grayprop bidder

Listed property asset management company Madison has been tipped as the party that has approached Allan Gray about selling its controlling stake in the management company of listed property unit trust Allan Gray Property Trust (Grayprop).

Wednesday, 10 January 2007 02:00

Grayprop manager approached about buyout.

Investment management firm Allan Gray has been approached about selling its controlling stake in the firm that manages property unit trust Grayprop, a statement to the stock exchange said.

Thursday, 10 February 2005 02:00

Nuts and bolts of the property boom

You don't necessarily need to own bricks and mortar to take part in the property boom.

Wednesday, 20 August 2003 02:00

The siren is sounding.

Property unit trust funds are the hot sector right now. And as with anything hot, some cool-headed caution is needed. The possible danger could be summed up in this expansive observation by Barend Ritter, head of individual retirement products at Allan Gray

Monday, 02 December 2002 10:01

Equity a better bet than property shares.

 

Conventional wisdom suggests that with the rand improving strongly against the world’s major currencies, and with inflation and interest rates expected to head back down from their current highs, one of the best places to look for good investments would be on the listed property market. But the experts warn otherwise, saying that while property shares are expected to rerate next year, other equity investments will do better.

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