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A-REITS are looking at M&A activity again

As interest rates remain low and foreign buyers come looking for assets, listed property has performed well, but asset allocators can move in and out of the sector based on other factors.

Shifting asset allocations by Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign Wealth Funds control hundreds of billions of dollars of investments, and how they change their asset allocations can affect prices across listed and unlisted markets.

Portfolio diversification via real estate

  • 30 May 2018

Pension Fund Indicators delivers an objective and educational source of investment data with practical explanations, covering the range of investment opportunities available to superannuation funds.

Property and why PropTech is the future

New technologies are transforming the property industry. While many have recognised this trend, they haven’t yet developed a business strategy based on this transformation.

The hot spots in commercial real estate

Non-residential real estate performed strongly in 2017, but much of this return came from cap rate (yield) compression. Going forward, investors will need to focus more on income growth and sector allocation.

Summer Series Guest Editor, Greg Paramor AO

I like to learn from history, but also look into the future. The articles chosen provide some of the essentials of good investing, but they also peer over the horizon on what the future might bring.

Seniors living as a mainstream investment option

  • 10 August 2017

Older Australians are increasingly moving along the spectrum of seniors housing, from independent living at home, to accessing low level support services in a retirement living community or manufactured housing estates (MHEs), to ongoing nursing care in a residential aged care facility.

Listed property headlines disguise full story

There is more to listed property than the top eight in the A-REIT Index with many strong performing smaller trusts outside the top 80% of the index, and other A-REITs not even included in the index.

Shopping centres: back to the future as community centres

If retailers and shopping centres are to survive the online onslaught, they need to return to Victor Gruen’s original vision of malls as community centres, rather than focussing only on sales and consumerism.

Population projections and planning for infrastructure

  • 26 April 2017

Pension Fund Indicators delivers an objective and educational source of investment data with practical explanations, covering the range of investment opportunities available to superannuation funds.

Institutional investment in affordable housing one step closer

Successful affordable housing initiatives in the UK and indications from Australian institutional investors that they would invest in a similar scheme here are encouraging developments.

Bond markets to help affordable housing crisis

It's easy to criticise governments for a lack of action on social issues, but here's better news on the potential to grow affordable housing using the capital markets.

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10 reasons wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive welfare

The RBA Governor says rising house prices are due to "the design of our taxation and social security systems". The OECD says "the prolonged boom in house prices has inflated the wealth of many pensioners without impacting their pension eligibility." What's your view?

House prices surge but falls are common and coming

We tend to forget that house prices often fall. Direct lending controls are more effective than rate rises because macroprudential limits affect the volume of money for housing leaving business rates untouched.

Survey responses on pension eligibility for wealthy homeowners

The survey drew a fantastic 2,000 responses with over 1,000 comments and polar opposite views on what is good policy. Do most people believe the home should be in the age pension asset test, and what do they say?

100 Aussies: five charts on who earns, pays and owns

Any policy decision needs to recognise who is affected by a change. It pays to check the data on who pays taxes, who owns assets and who earns the income to ensure an equitable and efficient outcome.

Three good comments from the pension asset test article

With articles on the pensions assets test read about 40,000 times, 3,500 survey responses and thousands of comments, there was a lot of great reader participation. A few comments added extra insights.

The sorry saga of housing affordability and ownership

It is hard to think of any area of widespread public concern where the same policies have been pursued for so long, in the face of such incontrovertible evidence that they have failed to achieve their objectives.

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