GLOBAL

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Forbes' richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right...

By Eben Esterhuizen 13 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Emira invests in fourth US shopping centre

JSE-listed REIT Emira Property Fund announced recently investment in its fourth shopping centre in the US...

9 May 2018

UNITED STATES

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend...

24 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors

The decline of malls in the US has caused concern among real estate investors and raises the question of what this might mean for shopping centres in the UK and Europe...

By Hugo Machin 5 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings...

15 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

Zillow online real estate company buys Trulia

WASHINGTON, USA:Online real estate website Zillow announced it is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5bn stock deal that merges the two main firms in the sector.

29 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Mobile driving up US online retail sales

WASHINGTON, USA: US online retail sales are expected to grow to US$294bn this year, with nearly one-third of the total expenditure coming from mobile devices, according to Forrester Research.

13 May 2014

UNITED STATES

Four mistakes to avoid when buying property overseas

There comes a point when many of those who love to travel - especially those who travel frequently to the same beloved spot - begin to daydream about carving out a little piece of paradise for their very own.

By Einat Mazafi 26 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple 'space-ship' campus plan cleared for 'lift-off'

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple's plan to build a verdant new campus crowned with a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters was cleared for 'lift-off' Tuesday, 15 October.

17 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World expands global footprint

CHICAGO, US: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global brokerage services network of 500+ real estate firms with 140 000 associates worldwide, has added 27 new firms with nearly 60 offices and 2000 associates this year in the US and nine countries abroad.

21 Sep 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Finding the right home for your BPO operation

The announcement by Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, that it would be opening a customer service centre in Cape Town in October has put South Africa firmly on the map as a preferred location for business process outsourcing (BPO).

By Steve Rennie 15 Sep 2010