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More formal retail space available per 1,000 people in Pretoria East than other major cities

With its 50 shopping areas, Pretoria East has more formal retail space available per 1,000 people than other major cities. The area accounts for over 700,000m² of the ±3m-m² of formal retail space in the City of Tshwane and more are planned, posing the question, is this market oversupplied?

15 Jul 2016

Rebosis investors get better deal in takeover of Billion Group

Rebosis Property Fund has changed the terms of its takeover deal with developer Billion Group following pressure from investors who said the retail-focused group was overpaying for some assets...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jul 2016

The importance of brand identity

How do you sell something that doesn't yet exist? How do you sell something you can't see? How do you sell something that you cannot touch, hear, smell or feel...

By Paul Stewart 12 Jul 2016

Lead is the theme for South African Congress of Shopping Centres

The 20th South African Congress of Shopping Centres will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 7 to 9 September 2016 under the theme 'Lead', a fitting subject as the retail and property sectors are leading contributors to South Africa's economy...

7 Jul 2016

Private Property launches SA's first comprehensive commercial property platform

Private Property has identified a need in the market for a property website that effectively showcases commercial listings and have designed a platform that does exactly that...

Issued by Private Property 6 Jul 2016

Ballito Junction Regional Mall redevelopment opens in March 2017

The major redevelopment and expansion of Ballito Junction Regional Mall is increasing its current size by eight times, to 80,000sqm and its anchor tenants will grow to six - Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars and Game and its existing anchors Pick n Pay and Dis-Chem. The development will be complete by March 2017...

5 Jul 2016

Greenbay acquires mall in regional hub in Slovenia

Shares in AltX-listed Greenbay Properties surged 6.43% to close at R1.49 after announcing it had bought its first asset - a shopping centre in Slovenia in central Europe...

By Alistair Anderson 5 Jul 2016

Attacq, Sanlam Properties sign joint venture

Attacq and Sanlam Properties have signed a strategic property joint venture for further light industrial commercial and retail development in Waterfall...

5 Jul 2016

Baywest Mall steps up social media marketing to segment consumers

The R2bn Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth is changing its marketing strategy and, instead of running singular campaigns to be 'something to everyone', it is creating separate marketing campaigns aimed at its diverse patrons, through high-tech social media campaigns...

4 Jul 2016

New Springs Mall already 90% let

Springs Mall at the Blue Crane Eco Park on the East Rand is already over 90% let some eight months before it opens in 2017. The 48,000m² new regional mall, under development in Springs, Ekurhuleni, represents a R950m investment...

30 Jun 2016

Changes at DeVille Shopping Centre slowly phased in

The DeVille Shopping Centre, situated in Durbanville and currently under the management of the Spire Property Management company, has been revitalised with tenant relocations, a solar PV installation and lighting retrofit within the retail component of the centre...

30 Jun 2016

Fourways Mall development spurs Accelerate Property's growth

Accelerate Property Fund, the real estate group with a focus on Fourways, grew its portfolio 24% year-on-year to March to R8.4bn, owing to strong investment activity...

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jun 2016

SACSC launches centre management education programme

The South African Council of Shopping Centres has introduced a new education programme designed to provide centre management teams with a better overall understanding of the retail environment...

27 Jun 2016

#MenlynWinterSale starts tomorrow featuring local DJs' clothing and accessories ranges

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre's annual winter sale will run from 24 June to 31 July 2016, and will feature pop-up shops showcasing the latest fashion and accessories from top local DJs...

23 Jun 2016

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