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.
Investing in real estate is one of the key ways to diversify a portfolio. It provides an investor with a continuous income stream from rent, inflation protection and potential capital appreciation. In this article, Robeco real estate portfolio managers Folmer Pietersma and Frank Onstwedder present an optimal portfolio framework based on a simulation of historic listed real estate returns. Click here to download full article (Source: Robeco.com)
Listed property investments have generally been one of the more neglected sectors of the investment universe. This is despite global listed property being one of the best performing assets classes over the last fifteen years from both a total return and inflation-hedging perspective. Listed real estate has steadily been improving its accessibility as an asset class, primarily through the proliferation and success of listed property investment vehicles, such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Unfortunately, notwithstanding the consistently strong performance of REITs over long periods, global REIT stocks are generally underused in global, and particularly South African investors’ portfolios as…
Market PerformanceAfter a stellar start to 2019, Global REITs produced a 1.42% USD total return for the quarter ending 30 June 2019.
A lower global growth trajectory and a more benign interest-rate environment are contributing to a more positive outlook for global listed real estate this year, according to Garreth Elston, CIO of Reitway Global, which focuses on global listed property. “Research conducted over the past two decades consistently demonstrates that listed real estate can act as a return enhancer with superior risk-adjusted returns for investment portfolios,” he said. “Despite this strong performance over robust time periods, REITs remain generally under-utilised as a diversification tool and most allocators, portfolio managers and individual investors remain underexposed.” {phocadownload view=file|id=220|text=Click here to download the full…