Stock buoyant: units buck market trend with 44% growth Spearhead builds on its property share success.

Chairman Gordon edges closer to group's ambition of being the UK's biggest property investor.

Wednesday, 12 February 2003 10:01

Slim pickings for Capital this year.


Listed property unit trust Capital Property Fund can expect a modest increase in earnings this year, says asset management company Property Fund Managers.

Wednesday, 05 February 2003 10:01

ApexHi hits milestone following acquisitions.

Acquisitions worth R173m announced yesterday have boosted the asset value of property loan stock company ApexHi Properties to R2,1bn.

Friday, 06 December 2002 10:01

Hybrid vigour rules, ok.

Tempers are wearing thin in the JSE Security Exchange's real estate sector, where burgeoning investment funds compete for slim pickings of scrip in 20 property unit trusts (PUTs) and property loan stock companies (PLSs).


Pretoria - Listed property still represented good value for property investors wanting a relatively secure income stream despite a poor prognosis for rental income growth in the medium term, said Rode & Associates, the property economists, in its latest review of the property market.

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.

Fraternity hopes mergers will deliver bigger, better and more liquid funds and draw the attention of fund managers.

Pretoria - The Mall of Rosebank and Centre City Property Fund, the listed property company, were yesterday granted leave to appeal in their dispute with Stephen Le Roith, a director of Cradock Heights.

Monday, 25 November 2002 10:01

Better rate outlook boosts shares.


The listed property market has been enjoying a rally in share prices in the past few weeks. This is ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting scheduled to take place at the end of this week - on November 27 and 28 - after which, according to speculation, the repo rate will remain unchanged.

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