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How to thrive in the property investment arena

George Muchanya, Head of Corporate Finance at Growthpoint Properties, says the questions he is most often asked are: “Should I be invested in property at all?” – and if so, “should I invest in ‘bricks-and-mortar’ property or listed property shares?” (more…)

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Why now is the best time to invest in Dublin

Brexit uncertainty is causing some investors to hold back on investing in UK property until the Brexit plans are finalised. This heralds a new era of opportunity for Ireland, which will now be one of the only English-speaking members of the EU. It is now the obvious jurisdiction for new business and relocations – with […]

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Investec Property Fund: Portfolio diversification offsets challenging domestic market

Highlights · Interim distribution of 68.81 cents per share, 5.4% increase in normalised DPS y-o-y · Base net property income growth of 1.7% y-o-y · Vacancy improved to 3.1% · 91% of space expiring in the period renewed of re-let at an average WALE of 3.8 years · €71.9m invested into the Pan-European logistics investment […]

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The Case for Unlisted Property Exposure for Retirement Funds

By Keith Muirhead and Rein van Veen from Ashburton Properties  Commercial property forms an important part of the investable asset universe. Although dependent on relevance of location and the property assets in question, commercial property offers stable growth and income returns coupled with a reasonable level of inflation protection.  This is due to the value of […]

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20 cities that property experts are not investing in this year

Most property experts will tell you where to spend your money, but they seldom tell you where not to invest. It’s the type of advice that could save you a lot of money, making it equally as valuable as the industry’s focus on “hot real estate”. (more…)

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‘Not all physical retail is created equal’ – Catalyst Fund Managers

“We have long held the view that not all physical retail is created equal and that there would inevitably be a distinct return profile differential between high-productivity (higher quality) and low-productivity (lower quality) retail real estate over time,” says Catalyst Fund Managers. (more…)

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Cape’s top schools and universities a boost for buyers

The success of the Cape Town property market is built on a number of pillars such as good governance, the fabulous location, tourism and attractions and the excellent schools and universities. Western Cape and Cape Town schools in particular frequently rank among the best performing when it comes to matric results according to the Seeff […]

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Disciplined investing: five principles to follow

By Jac de Wet, PSG Wealth. Despite our best intentions, many of us focus on the wrong things when it comes to our savings and investments. We tend to focus on the factors we can’t control, typically headline-grabbing things like investment returns and the markets. We barely ever focus on the factors and variables that […]

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