Financial Mail: Not so rewarding right now
Income chasers who have in recent years become accustomed to receiving double-digit increases in dividend payouts will no doubt be disappointed by the lower growth numbers reported by real estate counters in recent weeks. Analysts expect dividend (often referred to as distribution) growth to slow to around 6% for the listed property sector as a whole this year. That is still slightly ahead of inflation, but noticeably down from the average 9% achieved by JSE-listed property stocks in 2017. Investment Analyst Kelly Hook comments.