BizTrends 2018


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These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls...

3 days ago

Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

19 Apr 2018

SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity

JSE-listed Fairvest Property recently announced that it has raised some R250m in new equity at R2.20 per share...

18 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

When in a mall's lifecycle should refurbishments be done?

There are a number of reasons why mall refurbishments are done - keeping up with current shopping centre trends, retail formats that erode traffic...

12 Apr 2018

Eighth annual SACSC Research Conference set for Sandton in May

The annual South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference is set to take place on 9 May 2018 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton...

5 Apr 2018

First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open

The first phase of Loftus Park in Pretoria - a dynamic, green mixed-use precinct being developed by Redefine Properties together with Abland - has been opened, introducing 34,000m² A-grade office space, a premium gym, open-air piazza with restaurants and convenience retail...

4 Apr 2018

CWE 2018 report highlights positive outlook for African property market

Covering trends and dynamics affecting the commercial, industrial and retail property sectors...

19 Mar 2018

Liberty Midlands Mall to launch third phase of its expansion

Liberty Midlands Mall's third phase expansion will be completed and ready for trade this March. The expansion will introduce retail and leisure space of almost 22,000m2, increasing the size of the mall to 78,000m2...

8 Mar 2018

JLL SA releases Q4 2017 market reports for office, industrial, retail sectors

JLL SA has released its Q4 2017 market reports for key markets across the country...

27 Feb 2018

L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Feb 2018

Tribunal kicks out Massmart's mall case

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed Massmart's complaint that Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar were taking part in anticompetitive behaviour through exclusive leases with shopping-mall landlords.

By Michelle Gumede 14 Feb 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...

13 Feb 2018

Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending binge

Consumers spend more over the festive period - not because of improved circumstances but mostly because of factors such as better marketing and relatively low interest rates...

2 Feb 2018

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