Collapse of yet another proposed multibillion rand merger in the R300bn listed property sector raises renewed questions on whether consolidation is necessarily in shareholders' best interests.

Well-established property counters have posted strong annual results over the past few weeks.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:33

Hyprop Investments raise its distribution 11.3%

The cost of renovating the Mall of Rosebank contributed to Hyprop Investment's profit falling in the year to June, but it raised its distribution 11.3% to R4.72.

The annual Real Estate Investor Conference will be jointly hosted by Rode and REIM this year and will take place in September in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Listed property share prices rally about 5% over the past two weeks, on better than expected results reported by real estate counters this month.

Capital Property Fund's strategy to increase its exposure to rand hedge sister companies New Europe Property Investments and Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company continues to pay off.

Though equities outperformed the listed property sector as an asset class, Stanlib's head of property funds, Keillen Ndlovu, gives a compelling reasons to include listed property in investors' portfolios.

Rebosis Property Fund is in 'no rush' to decide on a full takeover of the company after a three-way merger collapsed.

Accelerate Property Fund releases maiden results for the year ending March ahead of its prelisting forecast.

More rental housing portfolios are finding their way to the JSE's R260bn listed real-estate sector although they are mostly part of larger commercial property offerings.

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