Investment PlanningNewsReal Estate as a Long Term Investment

We offer a full slate of financial planning services in our Perth area office. Real estate is one of many investment platforms for which we can offer assistance. Since we are affiliated with AMP Capital, we can now lean on their resources to provide you with the best in service and advice. While we can’t provide any individual advice without an individual consult, we would like to forward some information here.

Recently, on the AMP Capital blog, AMP Capital Head of Property Investment Strategy and Research Michael Kingcott wrote a piece on real estate as a long term investment. We would like to provide you with some of the highlights.

Real Estate May Outperform Equities and Bonds

According to Mr Kingcott, volatility in the capital market and “lukewarm economic momentum” is causing a “low growth environment” for equities and bonds. He feels that real estate represents a “good value compared to” equities and bonds. *

Office Space Needed

Mr Kingcott sees increasing demand for office space due to a number of factors. These include increasingly flexible workforces, shifting demographics, evolving technology, globalisation, competition from Asian financial hubs and ongoing business market pressures. According to Mr Kingcott, the increase in demand for office space may offer opportunities to investors.

Retail Trends

According to the data Mr Kingcott has read, consumers will trend towards shopping in areas of convenience, such as markets, the CBD or major shopping centres.

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At Approved Financial Planners, we offer a wide range of financial planning services for our Perth area clientele. Our financial planners offer more than 40 years of combined financial industry experience to help you with your financial needs. We can help you sift through current trends and data to formulate solid financial plan that is right for you.

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*Michael Kingcott, AMP Capital. Australian real estate: our view for the long term. 06 November 2015.