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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

PriceCheck launches property portal

PriceCheck has launched a property portal on its e-commerce platform...

11 Jul 2017

State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector launched

The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation...

20 Jun 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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