Investec Australia Property Fund (“IAPF” or the “Fund”) today announced the acquisition of a low rise office building in Symonston, Canberra for AUD 29,750,000[1] which represents an initial yield of 6.93%.

Author and investor Jim Slater states of large-cap companies, “elephants don’t gallop”. And as history shows us (see Chart 1) mid- and small-cap companies have enjoyed superior growth over the long term.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the Independent Power Producer (IPP) programme.

There’s death and taxes, and then there’s divorce and transfer duty. It would be be inaccurate to really compare the former to the latter, but one thing is for sure: Both need to be handled with care, sensitivity and sound advice.

Monday, 10 December 2018 20:51

Acquisition of Investment Property

In keeping with the group’s strategy of investing across the broader European market, shareholders are advised that MAS, through a subsidiary of PKM Investments S.á.r.l., has acquired the Atrium Mall shopping centre in Arad, Romania from Cosmovia Holdings Limited, a member of the well-known Demjan Group based in Hungary.  

MAS, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Flensburg Limited, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a shopping centre located in Flensburg, Germany, from Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft.

Third quarter (Q3 18) statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator, show that year-on-year from Q3 17 to Q3 18, the growth in the Average Purchase Price effectively remained static with a 0.1% increase. This continues the trend of negative real price growth (growth less inflation) in the residential property market.

Balwin Properties, the JSE’s only national large-scale developer of turnkey sectional-title apartments and surrounding infrastructure aimed at the mid- to upper market segment, today reported strong financial growth for the interim financial period ending 31 August 2018.

Hammerson plc (“Hammerson”) has exchanged contracts for the sale of a 50% stake in Highcross shopping centre in Leicester for £236m. This represents a 5% discount to December 2017 book value allowing for capex associated with the proactive reconfiguration of the former House of Fraser store.

Data published by Statistics South Africa with regard to private sector-financed residential building activity (see explanatory note) showed that the planning phase of new housing improved in the first seven months of 2018, whereas the construction phase contracted.

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