Although commercial property pundits do not expect a crash in the sector following the industry’s strong run‚ some form of a correction could occur given a bond market that is unlikely to strengthen further.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:15

Patrick Sumner

Patrick SumnerPatrick Sumner is Head of Property Equities at Henderson Global Investors. He and his team manage Global, Pan-European and Asia/Pacific property share funds. Patrick has more than 30 years’ experience of European real estate markets, first with Hillier Parker and subsequently with quoted companies Reinhold, Arcona and Chesterfield Properties.

He joined Henderson Global Investors in 1997. Henderson Global Investors has funds under management of approximately $105bn, including property funds of $20bn and property equities of $2bn.

Patrick Sumner holds an MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University and an MSc from the London Business School.

He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, was a founding Executive Board member of the European Public Real Estate Association and sits on the REIT Committee of the UK Property Industry Alliance.

Published in Property Leader

Reports of good returns in global listed property are common, so it is worth taking the sector’s temperature to make sure that you are not jumping in at the tail end of the boom.

Commercial property investors and anyone interested in understanding SA’s listed property sector in a global context should plan to attend the SA Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA) International Convention and Property Exhibition later this month at Sun City.

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