Property Trends 2018

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New green management service launched for sectional title properties

Intersect Sectional Title Services has launched a management service for both Green Star-rated buildings, as well as any building seeking to improve its environmental performance...

7 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Trends in HVAC and smart building technology

Over the last decade we have seen a continual refinement in heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and building technology...

By Neil Cameron 8 Jan 2018

Why must I pay levies to CSOS?

Most people know of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and that levies must to paid to fund its operations, but some issues are causing confusion...

By Professor Graham Paddock 1 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

Renewing right of first refusal

In terms of rental contract renewals, landlords and tenants need to be aware that this pertains to all aspects of the original agreement (both essential and collateral)...

29 Nov 2017

Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities

Thirty of South Africa's municipalities that have failed to honour outstanding water bills have until early next month to start paying up...

By Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact...

24 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

Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiative

G-Eco (Growthpoint Eco) is the latest green initiative from Growthpoint Properties, a pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost...

6 Nov 2017

Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings

The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) has launched an initiative to recover government buildings that are illegally occupied...

1 Nov 2017

Delta Property raises first-half distribution 1.02% to 46.40c

Delta Property Fund, which leases office space mainly to the government and state-owned enterprises, on Tuesday, 31 October, reported just a 1.02% rise in distribution to 46.40c in the six months to end-August from a year ago...

1 Nov 2017

Preferental property management platform launched

Property management platform Preferental, previously operating in its beta phase as MyRentr, hosted its official launch recently at the Property Buyer Show in Sandton...

30 Oct 2017

New ruling prevents municipalities reclaiming undeveloped property

It has been common practice for municipalities to sell vacant properties for both commercial and residential development, subject to a title deed condition that the property must be improved within a certain period or the properties would revert back to the municipality...

By Aidan Kenny 30 Oct 2017

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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

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. This resulted in new types of retail space, including enclosed shopping arcades and freestanding or anchor department stores. These are still evident in cities today.

By Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

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