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Growing Asset Values, M&A and Interest Rates dominated the REIT headlines in 2015 Global REITs pushed forward in Q4 with a 5.74% return. This recovery took the total return for 2015 up to a subdued 2.18%. On the positive side, the asset class did outperform both Global Equities (-0.32%) and Global Bonds (-5.50%) in what was a tumultuous year for markets around the globe.
A flight to safety followed by a REIT recoveryGlobal REITs returned 0.93% in US Dollar (USD) terms during the third quarter (3Q15) – but it didn’t come easy. This relatively flat figure in isolation disguises the sharp price movements that occurred during the quarter.
The past few months have been a disappointing time for investors in South African and other global stock markets. At the time of writing the JSE ALSI had lost 8% in value since the highs reached in April of this year. The Australian (-15.25%) and Brazilian markets (-19.09%) have declined even further from their highs for the year.
Canadian publicly listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) have declined on average by 16% in price since their January 2015 highs. This is in-line with the movement in the US REIT market over the same time period. These negative moves occurred as global financial markets digested lower growth expectations as well as the (ongoing) anticipation of an upward move in the US Federal Funds Policy rate.
INVESTEC BANK LIMITEDISSUE OF EQUITY STRUCTURED PRODUCTS (ESP)Investec Equity Structured Products (ESP): Commencement Date: 26 August 2015
It is a familiar notion that online shopping has made certain purchases more convenient. This has amplified the need for some companies to raise their web presence in order to gain competitive advantage, or even just to remain relevant. Notably though, it has also increased the need for the warehousing and distribution of merchandise. This in turn makes a compelling case for long term investment into Logistics REITs.
Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) that are specialists in Student Accommodation, Self-Storage, Communication Towers, Data Centres and even Prisons have listed their stock on public markets in recent years. This ongoing development of the REIT business model is a huge benefit for those investors willing to venture beyond the status quo of traditional Office, Industrial or Retail sectors. Specialist REITs provide investors with the opportunity to earn strong returns whilst further diversifying their property portfolio.
CAPE TOWN, 3 AUGUST 2015. Investec Bank Limited (Investec) is listing The Reitway Global Leveraged Equity Structured Product (Reitway ESP) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The product provides Investors with a liquid property investment with exposure to a global portfolio.