Property Trends 2018

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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

Hyprop hard at work to regain past glory

Hyprop Investments has taken steps to regain its status as one of the most reliable dividend-paying and capital growth-generating listed real estate investments in 2018...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Feb 2018

Property firms allay water fears

Several prominent listed real estate groups have promised tenants they will have water in the event of Day Zero, when the City of Cape Town is expected to turn off the taps...

By Alistair Anderson 30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution

As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800...

By Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018

Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...

By Michelé de Witt 25 Jan 2018

Maitland retail property snatched up in pre-auction sale

A retail property situated at 182 Voortrekker Road in Maitland was recently sold for R6.4m in a pre-auction sale, highlighting the area as attractive from both a business and residential perspective...

18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top

Township shopping centres are bucking the trend and outperforming other types of retail centres...

By Ina Lopion 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

By Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Commercial property at the mercy of shambolic politicking - trends for 2018 and beyond

2017 was a tough trading year for the commercial property sector...

By Simon Black 10 Jan 2018

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Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia.

By Alistair Anderson 9 hours ago

Five benefits you get from renting a self-contained storage space

Expansion of businesses and the associated change of circumstances have increased the demand for storage solutions in different parts. Depending on your business needs, you either can choose to rent self-contained units, outside metal containers, or stacked wooden boxes. All of these different types of storage units come with their pros and cons. There are so many reasons why you would consider self-storage units. However, before you even think of the type of storage space to rent, it is important to evaluate the suitability of renting out a storage space for your business needs.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Valletta effect

Because of my public relations background, I flagged a recent story in The Business Observer headed 'A great PR opportunity for the city and for Malta'. Of course, it was about the Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (V18) which just launched here this past weekend.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 26 Jan 2018

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