Friday, 09 February 2001 03:01

Property Shares

There aren't any easy bargains to be picked up along the way Two years ago you could have bought virtually any property share, property unit trust (PUT) or property loan stock (PLS) and made money.

Sunday, 18 March 2001 03:01

Property performance

 

Real estate has a bad name amongst most portfolio investors. Yet few realise that listed property trusts performed on a par with equity over the past ten years (14,5% p.a.) and outperformed financial & industrial shares by a wide margin over the past three years (27% p.a. vs 5%), says Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates, property economists and valuers.

Saturday, 01 January 2000 03:01

Property loan stocks gain favour

 

NEW life is being breathed into the listed property stocks sector which is vying with cash and bonds for investors' attention. Bruce Kerswill, Director of Cape Town based Spire Property Services which brought the Paramount Property Fund Limited (Paraprop) to the JSE Securities Exchange earlier this month, says the property sector is fast regaining its popularity as an investment class.

Tuesday, 10 April 2001 03:01

Property cap value up 100%

The market capitalisation of the listed property stocks sector has more than doubled in the past six months.

Saturday, 01 January 2000 03:01

Positive sector activity

TWO events shook the listed property sector of the JSE Securities Exchange SA last week: the merger between Grayprop and Grayvest, and Primegro's acquisition of Richway's retail properties.

Friday, 03 August 2001 03:01

Lower rates spurring on listed sector

PREDICTIONS made in April and May this year by Mike Flax, Interest rates would drop and further boost the listed property fund sector, have now been proved correct.

Wednesday, 23 May 2001 03:01

Loan stocks set for growth

ALL pointers suggest that the property loan stock sector of the JSE Securities Exchange SA will see an unprecedented scale of growth in the next few years.

Emerging retail communities are to be represented for the first time in the JSE property sector with the joining of Shops for Africa Ltd.

Wednesday, 14 February 2001 03:01

Listed property investment

R4bn is promised in new property listings, but they face a strong value challenge from equity One thing to remember about professional investors is that they don't willingly part with assets when they view them as cheap. So a surge in listed property activity that could be worth about R4bn in new listings this year must be viewed with a jaundiced eye. 

Wednesday, 04 April 2001 03:01

Killarney Mall purchase

LISTED property group Gold Edge and property loan stock company Octodec Investments announced yesterday the acquisition of Killarney Mall, a prime shopping centre north of Johannesburg, for R235m.

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