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With all the focus on residential property, investors could be forgiven for forgetting that other property classes exist. But between office, industrial, retail, and healthcare, there's a whole world of property out there that remains unexplored for many investors. With this in mind, this week's guest on The Rules of... Show More

Pete Morrissey

The Australian Real Estate Investment Trust sector’s total return of 13.2% for the 2018 financial year might get investors a little excited, especially with earnings growth of 3.4%1 over the period. Here we summarise the 3 key themes from reporting season and run through each of the main sub-sectors. Show More

Matthew  Coleman

With Labor tipped to win the next election, and franking credits in their sights, here are eight reasons we believe conservative investors looking for sustainable income over the long term should consider AREITs for their portfolios. 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

Chris Brockett

Australia remains a nation of car lovers. Some of us enjoy the engineering and craftsmanship, others have fond memories of lazy Sunday drives and long holiday road trips. In reality, many of us have little choice. Our low population density and poor public transport means most of us are car-dependent. Show More

Matthew  Coleman

‘Experiential retailing’ means different things to different people. Traditional retailers view it as the solution to the online threat. Shoppers see it as improving the face of shopping centres, offsetting the decline of department stores with innovative new speciality outlets and entertainment options. As for commercial property investors, well, we’ll... Show More

Mark  Mazzarella

In 1957, Australia’s first shopping centre opened at Chermside in Brisbane. Featuring 24 speciality stores and a department store, a local newspaper described it as “an island of retailing in a sea of car parking"1. Now home to over 400 retailers with a footprint the size of 21 soccer pitches,... Show More

Corrine Ng

Whether you’ve heard of it or not, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing is already big business. Bank of America claims it has doubled in the past few decades1 and the US$1.3tn Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan intends to more than triple its portfolio allocation to ESG investments from... 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

Patrick O'Reilly

When Keppel DC REIT (AJBU.SI) listed on 12 December 2014, it appeared different, at least when compared to a typical property trust. The company’s share price has increased almost 50% since listing, and while such a price rise might have some people questioning how expensive it is, there are plenty... Show More

Patrick O'Reilly

Technology has disrupted many industries but commercial property isn’t one of them. Buildings are still buildings, and the predictability of the rents is the source of the stable, reliable returns property trust investors demand. Disruption is, however, creating an opportunity with all the attractions of traditional commercial property plus richer... Show More

Clime Asset Management

The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index has delivered total annual returns of 7.3%, 14.6% and 15.0% over the past 12 months, 3 years and 5 years respectively. In doing so, it has comfortably outperformed both the All Ordinaries and S&P/ASX 200 indices over the same time frames. Incredibly, the A-REIT Index... Show More

Tim Hannon

APN Property Group (APD) is a real estate focused fund manager with a twenty year trading history. Like many real estate companies, APD experienced a tumultuous time during the 2007/08 global financial crisis. Now in 2015 the company is very well capitalised and has four business units that have developed... Show More