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Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry, but no-one realised at that time that it would take the building scene by storm some years later...

By Leon Breytenbach 1 hour ago

WeWork rides lifestyle change to become new economy star

Going to the office isn't what it used to be...

5 Dec 2017

Major shift occuring in property market towards sustainability

Sustainability in the property sector is becoming more important than ever, says William Hughes, business sustainability consultant at Mazars...

4 Dec 2017

Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry

SA Home Loans has acquired a 49% stake in online property start-up, PropertyFox...

28 Nov 2017

Premier Hotels & Resorts expand portfolio, invests in The Cutty Sark Hotel's upgrade

Premier Hotels & Resorts has acquired The Cutty Sark Hotel situated in the coastal resort town of Scottburgh...

27 Nov 2017

Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Mapping land boundaries is an important way to boost a country's economic growth and development. It contributes towards better security of land ownership, allows landowners to get bank loans and...

By Robert Wayumba 27 Nov 2017

Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre

The Adelphi Centre in Sea Point, Cape Town, is currently undergoing extensive renovations...

23 Nov 2017

Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers

The retail sales marvel, Black Friday, is making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar...

22 Nov 2017

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

16 Nov 2017

New app launched to connect people to places to work

Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network...

14 Nov 2017

Two new SPACES centres bring much-needed workspaces to economic hubs of Cape Town and Sandton

Disruptive work environment brand, SPACES, is expanding its South African footprint with two more prime locations opening in December 2017...

Issued by Go Content Lab 13 Nov 2017

27 Boxes relaunches

Melville's 27 Boxes, a mall made from shipping containers, only built in 2014, is already undergoing a a revamp in order to remain relevant as a family and entertainment destination. The relaunch takes place on Friday evening, 17 November...

13 Nov 2017

Dipula looks to buy two retail centres within a diverse property portfolio for R1.27bn

JSE-listed, diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) Dipula Income Fund (Dipula) announced on Friday, 10 November, its intention to acquire a diverse property portfolio...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Nov 2017

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International

Nepi Rockcastle's subsidiary closes corporate bond book-build

The JSE's largest listed property group, Nepi Rockcastle, said on Friday, 17 November, that its subsidiary NE Property Cooperatief had closed the €500m corporate bond book-build announced on Thursday.

By Karl Gernetzky 20 Nov 2017

Four creative ways self-storage units can be used for business

The major reason people go into business is to make money and expand. However, the expansion part can't take place if there's no available space.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 15 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

Mortgage rates are dropping; Now is the time to refinance

Although mortgage rates have taken a slight jump in the past month, they're still holding at a lower rate than they have in several years. This has naturally spurred an increase in mortgage applications and refinancing.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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