Data released by Zenith Investment Partners, Australian Unity, MSCI, the Property Funds Association and the Property Council of Australia shows the country’s listed property funds delivered a strong turnaround in the March quarter. The growth of A-REITs climbed sharply against Australian unlisted retail property and government bond indices, delivering overall 12-month returns of 41.9%.
Dugald Higgins, Zenith’s Head of Real Assets and Listed Strategies, said the strong quarterly and 12-month performance of Australian property funds and global equity markets showed encouraging signs of Australia’s economic resilience.
“The growth seen in the March quarter indicates rising market confidence driven by factors including vaccine roll-out, GDP growth, national decreases in unemployment and strong retail consumption. Considering the market volatility experienced over the last 12 months as a result of COVID-19 uncertainty, it is an impressive turnaround to where we stand today,” Dugald said.
For more information, view the quarterly fact sheet.
The Property Investment Fact Sheet is an independent perspective of the risks and rewards of property compared to other asset classes such as equities. Zenith Investment Partners, MSCI, the Property Funds Association and the Property Council of Australia issue the Property Investment Fact Sheet each quarter. All data is sourced from MSCI, an independent global provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. Commentary is provided by Zenith Investment Partners.