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Growing dividends from property developers

Builders make decent dividend investments, in spite of lumpy profits, challenging markets and exposure to external and policy risk

The building of Dubai's Burj Khalifa was started in 2004 but completed only in 2009, soon after the onset of the worst financial disaster in living memory. The timing of its launch could not have been worse for the developer.

PRIVATE investors love shares in property developers. And they can find them in just about every stock market in the world. But shares in these builders can also be unnervingly volatile. That's because developers are affected by a host of factors that is often out of the control of shareholders...

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