Things at the country’s largest REIT by gross assets are not looking up. Growthpoint ended 2015 on a soft note after lopping off a fortune in investors’ funds. Figures from Catalyst Fund Managers are dispiriting from an investor’s angle.

Until recently, Growthpoint Properties and Redefine Properties were the largest listed South African real estate groups, leaving institutional investors with limited choice.

Monday, 18 January 2016 14:24

Offshore property grass not always greener

SA investors may get their fingers burnt as they shift their money to offshore property stocks in a bid to counter the effects of a depreciating the rand.

Two minority shareholders urge Hospitality Property Fund to sweeten the share swap deal that forms part of its turnaround strategy, saying its failure to do so could jeopardise the company’s future.

Investors looking for exposure to UK real estate have two more options to choose from after the listing of Redefine International spin-off International Hotel Group and mall owner Capital & Regional.

Most property funds that have listed in the past two to three years have matched or outperformed investors’ expectations.

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 11:10

UK portfolio helps Redefine International bulk up

Redefine International, the London and JSE-listed diversified property fund, acquires a R10bn property portfolio in the UK as it aggressively builds up its asset base.

Most listed property companies meet or beat market expectations in the latest financial reporting season.

Hospitality Property Fund provides more details of its plan to do away with its controversial dual unit structure.

Investec Australia Property Fund experiences a rocky time while offshore-invested property funds such as Rockcastle Global Real Estate and New Europe Property Investments perform well over the past year.

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