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Mind your LIP

Institutional investors are longing for long-income property, with its apparent low risks and high yields. Since the global financial crisis, the decline in bond yields has left institutional investors seeking alternative secure income-generating assets. Certain forms of real estate such as ground leases and properties with long leases fit the bill, and they are often […]

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Confessions of a valuer, chapter 3: Strawberries at twenty paces

In this very special series of exclusive articles for the Property Chronicle, Australian property legend Norman Harker reflects on his extraordinary 50-year life in real estate. He will pull no punches partly because, as he freely admits, Norman has a limited life expectancy of five years from December 2018 due to a diagnosed terminal blood […]

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Not all animal farms are equal

This article was originally published in April 2020. Activists who condemn all livestock agriculture indiscriminately might want to consider the ecological benefits of pasture. At Montague farm we raise organic, grass-fed, single-suckled beef cattle as well as naturally reared lambs. The animals spend their entire life on our grasslands – permanent pastures teeming with the […]

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You can’t tax your way out of this

Chancellor Sunak will need a Plan B. The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the […]

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Praying for stagflation

We all need reminding of why investment returns are so important for so many in the private sector. Until the 1980s most employees retired on pensions provided by their employers and related to their final salaries. Employers put aside and invested funds so as to meet these obligations, and if these funds fell short of […]

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Comparable evidence is more than just sales data

Market transparency determines the relative usefulness of different types of data. The application, veracity and appropriateness of comparable data are not universal. Property valuation is deceptively complex; its appearance of simplicity belies the requisite skills and knowledge of the valuer for understanding the property market. As I wrote previously, comparison is the linchpin of all […]

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Wine investment report

Given the lack of relatively significant news in the wine market, this is the first report since early in the second quarter of the year. In fact, it is fair to say that the world of fine wine has been relatively boring, and in this world, boring is good! The lack of volatility has been […]

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Don’t worry about rent control

This article was originally published in Housing shortages in Europe’s cities are driving a rise in tenant protections such as rent control, but that needn’t be a bad thing for investors. Europe’s best cities are booming. With their active environments, dynamic economies and attractive employment opportunities, people across the continent are flocking to nest in […]

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Chart of the month: US crude oil

Since the industrial revolution, energy consumption and production has played a central role in economic development as it has set a path for many countries to move from a predominantly agrarian economy into a modern developed country. Petroleum has been a fundamental source of energy for more than a century, making it a highly sought-after […]

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