Clash of the investments

Clash of the investments

Property assets have come out tops for delivering the best investment returns for New Zealanders over the past decade, according to new research.

The value of shares, gold, bonds, and real estate in New Zealand were tracked over a ten year span – punctuated by the Global Financial Crisis between 2008 – 2010 with real estate taking out the top three places for investor returns.

The data compiled by Bayleys Research said real estate investment bridged multiple options – and all delivered above-average returns, taking into account not only capital growth on the assets, but also rental returns and dividend pay-outs.

Bayleys Research senior analyst Goran Ujdur said property, both in terms of bricks and mortar, and through stock market listed entities, had been amongst the primary investor targets leading to high levels of capital appreciation.

β€œThe best performing asset class was commercial property buildings – such as offices, warehouses, and shopping centres, with an annual return of 10.1 percent,” Mr Ujdur said.


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