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Creating and keeping an emotional connection with your shopping centre

Value for money is always going to be a key motivator when it comes to shopper behaviour. Nevertheless, to keep customers loyal over time, their overall emotional connection with your shopping centre is vital...

1 day ago

Liberty Two Degrees to gear up for acquisitions

Liberty Two Degrees, the highly anticipated new property listing, plans to make significant acquisitions as early as the first quarter of 2017 as it looks to provide strong returns in a slow economy...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Greenacres R420m revamp to be completed midyear

VA International Architects are nearing completion of the mammoth two-year, R420m upgrade of the Greenacres Shopping Centre...

1 day ago

Rockcastle buys two Polish shopping centres

Rockcastle Global Real Estate has concluded the preliminary agreements to acquire the shopping centres known as Focus Park Zielona Góra and Focus Mall Piotrków Trybunalski in Poland...

By Alistair Anderson 5 Dec 2016

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre celebrates R2bn makeover

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria celebrated the relaunch of the mall on Friday, 2 December, following a R2bn makeover...

5 Dec 2016

Liberty unit settles for manco

Liberty Two Degrees, the real estate investment trust (Reit) vehicle created by investment giant Liberty, will be managed by an external management company (manco)...

By Alistair Anderson 28 Nov 2016

Vukile set for expansion into UK and Europe

Having established itself as a retail-focused real estate investment trust (Reit), Vukile Property Fund is turning its attention to an offshore expansion...

By Alistair Anderson 28 Nov 2016

December retail figures could improve on last year, says Paul Gerard

This December's retail trade could well be an improvement on last year, despite 2016's frail and fickle economy. This festive season, people will spend mostly on first-order goods, such as food, pharmaceuticals, services and clothing. In contrast, furniture and other discretionary purchases are likely to be less appealing to shoppers.

23 Nov 2016

A case for retaining customers during shopping centre redevelopment

Successfully redeveloping a shopping centre involves myriad considerations, not least of which is how to look after existing customers during the chaos of construction. Olive Ndebele, GM of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria, tells us how they did it...

18 Nov 2016

Liberty to list company that will allow investors to access country's leading malls

Liberty is set to list a property company giving South Africans exposure to some of the country's top malls for the first time...

By Alistair Anderson 17 Nov 2016

R1.5bn development for Umgeni

Eris Property Group recently announced the development of a R1.5bn décor and lifestyle business park in Umgeni, Durban...

16 Nov 2016

New residential, retail development for Woodstock

Cape Town property developers Signatura, and Indigo Properties, the owners of the Old Biscuit Mill and Woodstock Exchange, have announced a new development for the Woodstock creative hub...

15 Nov 2016

Cape Reit fund in pioneer JSE listing

Spear Reit has become the first Western Cape region-specific property fund to list on the JSE...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Nov 2016

R950m mall to open in Springs on 16 March 2017

Springs Mall, a R950m joint venture investment by Blue Crane Eco Mall, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, REIT Vukile Property Fund and Murinda Investments, will open on 16 March 2017...

4 Nov 2016

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