Property Trends 2018

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Smart homes no longer strictly the domain of the wealthy

The perception of smart homes as the domain of wealthier home owners and tech junkies only is changing quickly...

30 Jan 2018

#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 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

Properbuz grows to over 700,000 listings

Since its launch in September this year, free global property search portal Properbuz has grown its service to over 700,000 listings, and is available in 15 languages in 48 countries...

14 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

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

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq...

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

Jawitz Properties brings VR tech to property-viewing in Blouberg

Located in the newly opened Table Bay Mall in Blouberg, Jawitz Properties Western Seaboard has incorporated virtual reality and view panning technology into its service offering...

31 Oct 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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Under the leadership of Durban-based property entrepreneur Grant Gavin, RE/MAX Panache in the North Durban suburbs went from annual property sales of R320m in 2006 to over R1bn in 2017...

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2017

ProsperiProp introduces asset-backed crypto tokens

Newly launched fintech startup ProsperiProp is introducing low-cost asset-backed (property) crypto tokens...

28 Sep 2017

Local property companies should use tough economic times to strengthen themselves for the future

Real estate firms are no strangers to cyclical disruption, especially the likes of which the local market is experiencing at the moment, but to prosper in the future, the industry must enhance their capabilities to manage new types of disruptions...

By Lee-Anne Bac 27 Sep 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 2 days 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 21 Feb 2018

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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