In recent years, listed real estate around the world has become an increasingly important asset class for South African investors. With local properties under pressure and asset distributors seeking diversified sources of return overseas, it has found its place in a growing number of multi-asset class portfolios. The performance ofRead More →

Managers of listed real estate vehicles have been spying on the opportunity to signal the benefits of the closed-end structure as two open-ended real estate funds remain frozen and the industry awaits the outcome of the Financial Conduct Authority’s liquidity consultation. Earlier this week, the authorized managing director of theRead More →

A recent surge in the value of Queensland farmland has prompted the agricultural industry and academics to change the way council rates and state government rents are calculated for farmers. Key points: The Queensland government assessed 25 counties this month, with three of them increasing by more than 100% UnimprovedRead More →

This op-ed on the disparities in property valuation in The New York Times is attracting attention and commentary, for good reason. The editorial finds that nationwide systemic valuation errors disproportionately affect low-value residential properties, shifting property tax burdens towards those owners and away from owners of higher-value residential properties. RacialRead More →