Wednesday, 09 May 2007 02:00

Wapnick's CBD bet pays off

Octodec and Premium have over the past few years consistently managed to outperform other listed property loan stocks (PLSs) and property unit trusts (PUTs)

Close to an investment crisis - that's the effect on the property sector of the Public Investment Corp 's (PIC) R2,3bn purchase of listed fund CBS.

Friday, 02 March 2007 02:00

Low gearing sets up blue-chip to expand

Big challenge is to find suitable properties

Although Finance Minister Trevor Manuel did not specifically include any property-friendly items in his budget speech last week, his scrapping of taxation on interest for pension funds is expected to be a major boost for the listed property sector.

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.

Thursday, 15 February 2007 02:00

Some property firms distribute one-off items

Some companies are distributing trading profits and others non recurring items to their unit holders

Listed property asset manager is expanding into the overseas property market and intends to acquire 50% of the management company of UK-based property fund CIREF

With competition increasing and listed property companies seeking to outperform each other in a buoyant market

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.

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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