February 2019 NBS Price Data in Leading Chinese Cities

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released its monthly report on home sale prices (LINK).  The prior segregation of “15 Hot Cities” in the NBS report has been removed and suggests that price restraints have diminished in importance as a policy goal.  It is still useful to monitor trends in these major markets. Intense market restrictions … Continue reading February 2019 NBS Price Data in Leading Chinese Cities

Artis REIT: Building Value That Will Eventually be Unlocked

Artis 3/15 unit price is a 31% discount to IFRS Net Asset Value of $15.55 per share Artis trades at 8X 2019 FFO, well below the 14X average for Canadian REITs and 19X average for US REITs The strategic initiatives announced in November 2018 have been aggressively implemented Shares may not trade at fair value … Continue reading Artis REIT: Building Value That Will Eventually be Unlocked

Colony Credit: Management Should Get It Right in 2019 Or Get Out

Colony Credit delivered a disappointing 2018 GAAP loss of $168mm (-$1.41/share) and non-GAAP "Core Earnings" of $86mm ($0.70/share) Share price has fallen to a wide 28% discount to book value while peers trade at an average premium of 19% Management commentary has been consistently overoptimistic Get it right or get out.  If returns don't improve … Continue reading Colony Credit: Management Should Get It Right in 2019 Or Get Out