The cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3 percent during 2018 compared to 4.1 percent in 2017, as developers face the challenge of continued shortages of relevant skills to deliver an increasing number of projects, according to new research from global professional services firm Turner & Townsend.

We expect reasonable growth from global markets this year but within a more volatile environment. We do, however, expect that these headwinds will eventually slow global activity, likely causing growth around the world to disappoint in late 2019 and early 2020.

In the last decade, SA REITs have proven their ability to operate successfully on the international stage and play in almost any market in the world. But does this make them truly global real estate players?

The New Year will see the trend towards passive and real asset investing continue, with ongoing volatility in a positively trending global market, a potential recovery in Emerging Markets and the rise of robo-advice in South Africa.

Friday, 25 March 2011 02:00

The return of returns in property stocks

Property stock prices have had an overdue shake-out this year, falling 10% since January in their biggest setback since 2008. It’s a shake-out that could present a buying opportunity with the potential of solid future returns.

Just when you thought it might be safe to go back into the markets, the credit crunch returns

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