It’s not too late for investors to embrace the universe of global listed property, especially as local stocks languish.  It is high time for SA property investors to include offshore companies in their portfolios if they want a fighting chance at decent returns. Offshore listed property, widely known as global real estate investment trusts (Reits), was one of the best money-spinning sectors in the world last year. It delivered a stellar 21% average total return in rand terms (as measured by the GPR 250 Reit index). Click here to download full article (Source: Financial Mail)  
Portfolio Performance - December 2019 The global real estate market, as represented by the GPR 250 REIT World Index, delivered 0.17% in US dollar terms during the fourth and final quarter of 2019. Our portfolio outperformed the benchmark due to superior sector and stock selection.
What Is A Conviction Buy? Is it true that one can reduce risk by buying stocks with a cheaper valuation? Should valuation play such an important role in the investment process? When I search for investment opportunities, I do not ignore valuation, but valuation is the last element I look at. I don't buy stocks just because they're cheap; on the contrary, most of the time, I avoid stocks because they do not pass my qualitative filters like strong balance sheets or aligned management teams. In this article, I explain what it takes for stock to become a high conviction…
The REIT Paradox: A Factor Analysis In this report, we take a deep dive to analyze the underlying factors that drove performance within the REIT sector over the past decade and extract the major lessons that can be learned. Even as REITs have permeated into the investing mainstream, many of the traditional "style factors" and stock-picking techniques that work in other equity sectors haven't worked in the REIT space, a conundrum that has puzzled analysts and investors. Click here to download full article (Source: Seeking Alpha)
In Singapore, the top financial goal for the emerging affluent was saving for retirement, while the affluent prioritised saving for their children’s education and high-net-worth individuals prioritised property investments. Over 70 per cent of Singapore’s emerging affluent used savings accounts to do so, with just over 20 per cent using real estate investment trusts (Reits). Meanwhile, more affluent and high-net-worth individuals parked their savings in equities and Reits – a move that could have helped them grow their wealth faster, the report said. Click here to download full article (Source: Business Insider)
→ Buildings, no matter the sector, need occasional remodelling→ Landlords of older assets are investing more capital to remain competitiveUnlike some fine wines, not everything improves with age. Real estate owners and asset managers understand that buildings, no matter the sector, need occasional remodelling. It’s essential to meet the needs of current or prospective tenants, to avoid obsolescence or to keep the property competitive in its market.
Noncore real estate sectors (health care, self-storage, data centres, cell towers) now comprise more than half of the broadest REIT index market capitalization.
Garreth Elston, Reitway Global CIO, discusses topical issues such as WeWork, Brexit, Property Valuations, the future of the retail property, the UK and US markets and hedge funds. Click here to download full article (Source: The Leading Hedge)
The global real estate market, as represented by the GPR 250 REIT World Index, delivered 6.20% in US dollar terms during Q3. Our strategy underperformed the benchmark slightly as a result of our cash position as well as allocation and selection effects in Asia Pacific.Pleasingly, we upheld our first quartile peer group ranking over the last 4, 5, 6 and 7 years.