The fund delivered 62 per cent in the five years to December 1, 2005. It now stands at over 700m and has a portfolio of over 35 properties let to nearly 70 high-quality tenants.The outlook for commercial property is not quite as good as it has been over the past two or three years but fund manager Roger Dossett still feels he is likely to get a return of over 10 per cent a year while income is predicted to rise from the current level of 4.4 per cent a year. Dossett believes in spreading the portfolio between all the commercial property sectors. However, he currently favours offices, which amount to around 60 per cent of the portfolio. He also likes industrial and warehouse property, which make up around 24 per cent of the portfolio, but is rather cautious about the retail sector – quite rightly, in my view. He prefers to invest in property which is pre-let to blue-chip tenants. Despite the publicity given to increases in residential property prices – around 206 per cent over the past 10 years – commercial property has risen by marginally more. However, three-quarters of gains in the commercial property sector come from income whereas three-quarters of gains in the residential sector come from capital appreciation. Around 15 per cent of the New Star fund is invested in property shares managed by Stephen Whittaker, who is one of the top equity investment managers. This fund has done extremely well and should be part of all income and conservative portfolios.
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Bristol & West
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