The JSE's R249bn listed property sector has delivered a muted 7.3% total return for the first 11 months of this year‚ some way off the 17.92% achieved by the All Share index over the same period‚ according to figures released by Cape-based Catalyst Fund Managers.
By Joan Muller 13 Dec 2013 07:31
Accelerate Property Fund debuted on the JSE main board on Thursday (12 December) under the real estate holdings and development sector.
13 Dec 2013 07:18
A great man has passed away and we all mourn the loss of Madiba, but while we mourn, let us also celebrate the life and the achievements of one of history's greatest statesmen, and certainly South Africa's and Africa's greatest. (video)
6 Dec 2013 05:06
It occurs frequently that upon transfer of a section in a sectional title scheme to the transferee thereof, that exclusive use areas ("EUA's") are not simultaneously ceded. This is generally due to an oversight by the estate agent and/or conveyancer who fail to identify and deal appropriately with the relevant EUA.
By Gabriel da Matta and Louis Kruger 12 Dec 2013 13:32
A servitude is a right which one person has over the property of another. Servitudes are either personal or praedial and one of the most common forms of personal servitudes are usufructs which allow the usufructuary the right to enjoy the "fruits" (the produce or income) from property owned by another.
By Dylan Bradford 11 Dec 2013 13:05
While we're all focussed on the December holidays with their festivities and celebrations, there are a few things worth considering making the season and the coming year a little easier and safer.
12 Dec 2013 15:31
Redefine International (RPL)‚ which has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the JSE‚ has completed the acquisition of the Weston Favell Shopping Centre‚ in Northampton in the UK‚ for GBP84m‚ the company said on Thursday, 12 December 2013.
12 Dec 2013 14:39
Commercial property lending is critical to stimulating the development of infrastructure in South Africa, one of the key pillars in the South African National Development Plan (NDP). According to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, there is a growing need for small to medium-sized businesses to continue to invest in commercial property as it is vital for economic growth.
12 Dec 2013 11:57
The New Year typically signals the time when lease agreements are up for renewal. For commercial tenants, this presents a good opportunity to reassess the appropriateness and feasibility of the space for the business occupying it, and then either renew the lease or seek new space.
11 Dec 2013 12:04
A new trend is now making itself felt in the South African residential property market: the "stalking" of homes.
11 Dec 2013 09:56
Arrowhead Properties has bought a property letting enterprise and its related immovable properties at 55‚ 57 and 59 Glover Road‚ in Honeydew from Standard Bank for R150m.
10 Dec 2013 05:57
Most people who buy sectional title units understand very little about the liabilities and responsibilities unique to this kind of property ownership, until they encounter them for real as the registered owner of the unit. But the thing they usually have heard about is the monthly levy, and the one they've heard about and - justifiably - dread is the special levy.
By Anton Kelly 10 Dec 2013 11:35
Liberty Group has sold 52.3 million Synergy B- linked units, representing a 34% interest in Synergy Income Fund, to Vukile Property Fund boosting its investment exposure to retail property and the Western Cape region.
6 Dec 2013 10:15
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) will jointly fund a major US$182m A-grade office development in Lagos‚ Nigeria‚ the bank said on Wednesday (4 December).
5 Dec 2013 10:17
Demand for properties in high-nett-worth suburbs of the Atlantic Seaboard, such as Clifton, Bantry Bay, Fresnaye and Camps Bay in Cape Town, is not only up year on year, but these areas continue to raise the bar in terms of the exclusive lifestyle on offer and the price that luxury buyers are prepared to pay, said Seeff's Atlantic Seaboard luxury market specialist, Lance Cohen.
5 Dec 2013 12:22
The annual office year-end party is usually where some of the craziest communication of the year takes place. Colleagues are usually beyond drained and exhausted at this time of the year and yet over-jubilant and excited at the same time.
By John French 4 Dec 2013 09:34
Sandton is set to see its first newly built hotel in four years, when 177 Empire Place, which is being developed by hotel group Executive Apartments and Hotels, opens next year.
By Alistair Anderson 3 Dec 2013 11:48
Registered architectural students are invited to enter a competition for conversion concepts of the Silos in Newtown.
3 Dec 2013 16:06
Following the protracted court battle over e-tolling in Gauteng, the government, through its agency SANRAL, intends to have the toll gantries in the province operational within weeks.
By John Roberts 2 Dec 2013 11:30
Demand for quality accommodation will result in Uganda's Protea Hotel Entebbe more than doubling in size less than two years after first opening doors. Construction starts on the new phase of the 73-room hotel in May 2014 and is expected to take approximately a year to complete.
2 Dec 2013 10:35
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