Michael  Doble

If house prices are falling as rapidly as some headlines impute, can we expect this to impact AREIT investors? Let’s begin by looking at the facts, rather than the headlines. Housing demand and supply ebbs and flows. Because of the lower barriers to entry there’s often volatility in residential housing. Show More

Michael  Doble

Australia's premium shopping centre portfolio, Scentre Group, owns great real estate in a sector that has huge barriers to entry (for their better retail assets), in strong locations, and with an extraordinary diversity of sources of income. This helps make the security of their earnings as attractive as any in... Show More

Michael  Doble

Everyone shops on the Internet these days, don’t they? That’s why Armageddon looms for retailers and therefore investors in retail property. If you’re looking for a reason why the share price of Retail AREITs in the ASX 300 are down 2.3% over the last two years, there’s your answer. Show More

Michael  Doble

It’s getting predictable isn’t it? The Donald tweets, the rest of the world reacts and equity markets shudder. Blame the 24-hour news cycle, event driven macro traders, fake news or almost anyone with an opinion (in my opinion). Show More

Michael  Doble

In December last year, Unibail-Rodamco (a major European listed property trust) made an offer to purchase Westfield Corporation. The offer to Westfield shareholders is based on a combination of cash and Unibail shares and Australian investors will be able to invest in the merged entity in the form of units... Show More

Michael  Doble

The retail sector faces Armageddon! Amazon’s arrival is killing lazy, inept local outfits, and online retail sales are booming. It’s just a matter of time before the tumbleweed rolls down the empty corridors of your local shopping centre... Show More

Michael  Doble

On Tuesday, Unibail-Rodamco (AEX:ULA) announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Westfield Corporation (ASX:WFD). This is Australia’s biggest ever acquisition, worth $32bn, and has naturally received widespread commentary. Show More

MICHAEL CORNIPS - Agree. If a single share price falls – they do nothing. The impact occurs when the whole market moves – particularly when it moves in disparate ways. A big move up on one stock can magnify the downward move (in index representation) of another. Simple as that.

On Scentre Group sell-off reveals the opportunity in index money -