Thursday, 09 October 2003 02:00

Critical indicators in the listed sector

The impressive levels of growth in the listed property sector have fuelled a belief that listed property is more accessible, more liquid and more easily traded than direct property.

Habitat Property Investments, South Africa’s first residential property income fund which is set for a JSE listing shortly, has acquired the Academia student complex in Stellenbosch for R29,6 million from Syfin Properties (Pty) Ltd.

Thursday, 25 September 2003 02:00

Habitat puts faith in home rental market

Pundits say commercial property sector is getting stronger, more sustainable and less risky

Residential property can be expected to deliver better investment returns than listed commercial property over the next five years, says Harry Boonzaaier, a director of Catalyst Property Asset Managers.

Thursday, 11 September 2003 02:00

Bricks before paper

Despite Habitat's inviting yield, SA's first listed residential fund is battling to grow

South Africa’s first residential property income fund is on track for a JSE listing in the coming months.

Friday, 01 February 2002 03:01

Market remains under pressure

But listed sector is starting to offer good buying opportunities for investors

Friday, 09 February 2001 03:01

Solid Property sector performance

 

It seems that the underrated property sector is set for big things. In the past three years, you would have had a better return from property than equities just from the capital growth, which was 8,9% a year compared with 7,3% from equities.

Listed-property expert and head of Catalyst Gauteng operations Harry Boonzaaier has again discredited the popular view that high gearing was good for shareholder value in property investment vehicles.

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