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MSCI announces winners of the MSCI South Africa Direct Property Investment Awards 2018

08 Nov 2018

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MSCI Inc. a leading provider of indexes, portfolio construction, risk management tools and services for global investors, has announced the winning funds for the 15th MSCI South African Direct Property Investment Awards.

The annual MSCI South African Direct Property Investment Awards recognize South African property portfolios that out-performed in their country group during the three years to June/December 2017.

Determined by MSCI’s standardized performance measurement procedures, the awards recognize independently verified investment performance by pension and life funds, listed funds and other professionally managed real estate across 21 eligible portfolios.

“Even as the South African Real Estate sector experiences one of its toughest periods in recent memory, it has been encouraging to see the consistency of underlying asset level returns across private and listed portfolios. The winners of the MSCI South Africa Direct Property Investment Awards have demonstrated an ability to outperform their peers in this environment”, comments Phil Barttram, Executive Director, MSCI Real Estate.

To be eligible for the annual awards, all funds were measured by MSCI’s Real Estate Portfolio Analysis Service, which provides investors with measurement of returns against a relevant market or sector benchmark.

These awards recognise consistent top performers of direct, ungeared, locally owned real estate. across the following categories:

  • Balanced Fund: highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2017
  • Specialist Fund: highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2017
  • Retail Sector: highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2017
  • Office Sector: highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2017
  • Industrial Sector: highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2017
  • Overall: highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2017

AWARD CATEGORIES & WINNERS

  • Balanced Fund: SA Corporate Real Estate Limited
  • Specialist Fund: Community Property Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Retail Market Sector: SA Corporate Real Estate Limited
  • Office Market Sector: Attacq Ltd
  • Industrial Market Sector: Attacq Ltd
  • Overall: SA Corporate Real Estate Limited

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