Property Trends 2018

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Construction begins on Old Mint Park

Atterbury has begun construction on Old Mint Park, a 65,000m2 industrial development located between Midrand and Centurion...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Industrial accommodation supply set to increase in 2018, but demand may soften

2017 was not the greatest year for South Africa and while the technical recession was short-lived...

By Zandile Makhoba 8 Jan 2018

M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp...

20 Nov 2017

Industrial property the first-half leader

Industrial property was the top performing real estate type in the first half of 2017...

By Alistair Anderson 9 Nov 2017

How Cape Town found a creative solution to reusing a 90-year old grain elevator

The Cape Town grain elevator, originally built by the government in Table Bay Harbour over 90 years ago, has recently opened as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)...

By David Worth 7 Nov 2017

Equites adds land for distribution centre to British portfolio

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has clinched another deal in the UK, acquiring land and the development rights for a distribution centre there...

By Alistair Anderson 30 Oct 2017

Spear REIT Limited sees exceptional asset growth

According to Spear REIT Limited's interim results for the six months ending 31 August 2017, the company has added in excess of R1.4 billion of new acquisitions to the Western Cape-focused portfolio and...

23 Oct 2017

JLL SA releases Q2 2017 property market reports

JLL South Africa, has released its Q2 2017 research reports of the industrial markets in Johannesburg and Durban, the office markets in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and a synopsis of the South African retail market...

26 Sep 2017

Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results

According to the Emira Property Fund, its rainwater harvesting at One Highveld, a retail warehouse property just off the N1 highway and John Vorster Drive in Centurion, is delivering a 73% reduction/saving in municipal water use...

19 Sep 2017

JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa

According to JLL's 2017 Africa Prime Industrial Report, within Africa's more diversified economies, the prime industrial sector is set to emerge as an attractive asset class over the short to medium term...

31 Aug 2017

Broll releases Sub-Saharan Africa Snapshot report

Broll has launched an overview of various commercial property segments in certain SADC, East and West Africa countries in its Sub-Saharan Africa Snapshot 2017 report...

28 Aug 2017

Commercial property investment - the do's and don'ts

Traditional savings vehicles may not always be the best option for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited...

23 Aug 2017

2017 SAIBPP Indaba to address contentious issues around state of SA property industry

The 2017 South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) Annual Convention & Property Indaba, set to take place from 2-3 August 2017, will launch with a full day development site tour of Johannesburg...

1 Aug 2017

Redefine to launch industrial estate in Germiston

Redefine Properties, a diversified real estate investment trust, will soon launch the S&J industrial estate in Germiston, as it aims to invest further into high-tech industrial real estate rather than smoke-stack factories.

By Alistair Anderson 28 Jul 2017

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International

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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