Reitway Global CIO Garreth Elston said during a webinar that global retail and office property valuations have rebounded this year as investors have picked up depressed assets. In 2020, global retail property lost 21%, and office property declined by nearly 14% last year. During the first three months of this year, however, global retail property gained 13%, and world office property rebounded by 6%.  Download full article Source: CityWire
Over the past few years global listed property has become an increasingly important asset class for South African investors. With local property under pressure and asset allocators looking for diversified sources of return offshore, it has found its way into a growing number of multi-asset class portfolios. The performance from the asset class has also been attractive. While it has not kept up with global equities, it has materially out-performed global bonds. Over the past three years, the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index is up a cumulative 48.7% in rand terms.  Download the full article here  (Source: CityWire)
Investors should question conventional wisdom on real estate investment trusts (REITs) and start using them as an inflation hedge Download the full story here (Source: Money Management)
"One great advantage for most REITs is that they provide natural protection against inflation. Real estate rents and values tend to increase when other prices do." Download full artilce here Source: Seeking Alpha
Our Raging Bull certificate for the Best Global Real Estate Fund on a Risk-Adjusted Basis over 5 Years has arrived! Well done team, we are proud of you.
A DISCUSSION FEATURING AN INTERNATIONAL PANEL The Changes in Real Estate as a result of COVID What does the future hold? 25 February 2021 | 16h00 SAST | 09h00 EST | 08h00 CST  Topics discussed      What we are currently experiencing?     Where do we go from here?     The long-term view of the asset class and sectors Watch the recording  here 
Summary A lot of investors believe that REITs are riskier than rental properties. But once you dig into the fundamentals, you find that the opposite is true. REITs are diversified, conservatively financed, liquid, professionally managed, and offer limited liability. Rentals are concentrated, heavily leveraged, illiquid, management intensive, and put you at liability risk. REITs are not only safer, but they are also more rewarding in the long run. Here are 6 reasons the writer believes that rental properties are by far the riskier investments Source: Seeking Alpha
Garreth Elston speaks to Real Estate Investor Managazine If you are considering investing in REITs in 2021 - have a look Source: Real Estate Investor Magazine
The Raging Bull Awards 2021 took place this evening. Up for grabs were 30 certificates for the best funds in their categories and eight Raging Bull trophies for the top-performing funds for performance to the end of 2020, with the highlights being the Offshore Manager of the Year and the South African Manager of the Year awards. Here are all the winners Source: Money Marketing