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During his 15 years as chief executive officer of MAA (NYSE: MAA), Eric Bolton has steadily built the company into one of the largest U.S. multifamily REITs, with a concentration in Sun Belt states stretching westward from Florida to Nevada and northward up to Washington, D.C. Click here to read the article on reit.com (Source: REIT.com)
In recent years, passive investment products have gained significant market share across the world. In my view, John Bogle, long considered the godfather of passive investing,did the savings industry a great service, because there are many incontrovertibly good things that passive investing brings to the market: (Source: Coronation)
Flip trading, or the process of repeatedly trading in and out of stocks over a very short time horizon, is a topic with widely varying opinions. Fundamental academia suggests that it does not add alpha reliably over time while technicians often make their living by either executing or suggesting flip trades. Those who follow my work know that I am quite skeptical of technicals and that my analytics are fundamental in nature, yet in this case, I am inclined to side with the technicians. When executed intelligently, I believe flip trading can consistently add alpha. Further, I believe this can…
Global real estate securities traded lower during the fourth quarter of 2016, with our benchmark (GPR 250 REIT Index) down 5.45%, taking the calendar year total return to 6.5% in USD. Lower trending bond yields during the first seven months of 2016 provided a tailwind however, the sharp rise in 4Q16 after the US elections negatively impacted the overall performance.
According to research by real estate experts GreenStreet Advisors (GSA), property investors have historically been assessing demand growth metrics incorrectly. The focus has been on: Population growth Employment growth Income growth However, the emphasis should be on income growth on a per capita basis. Income per capita combined with changes in supply are the key to determining real estate fundamentals.
This article highlights the effectiveness of active managers in the REIT space relative to their equity and fixed income manager counterparts and will hone in on this outperformance and where the advantage most likely stems from.
If you're thinking of investing in a fund and are looking for a good fund manager, here are five tips on what to look out for and what to avoid. Click here to read the article on Sharenet (Source: Sharenet Marketviews)  
Global REITs, in US Dollar (USD) total return (TR) terms, retreated by 0.1% in 3Q16. This brings the year-to-date (YTD) TR of the global REIT market to 12.6%. Unsurprisingly, once again it was a potential US Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike that saw bond yields spike and the global REIT market drop in the period leading up to the Fed’s 16 September policy interest rate decision. As indications became clearer that the Fed was not going to hike in September, bond market yields compressed and global REITs recovered in concert. The following chart of global REITs versus the US 10-year…
Global listed real estate is an increasingly attractive investment. Over the last few years, South African investors have grown increasingly aware of the benefits of investing offshore. Diversifying away from local risks, and gaining exposure to different markets and income streams has become an integral part of any investment plan. Click here to read the article on Moneyweb (Source: Moneyweb)