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Super rich increasingly invest in property
Super rich increasingly invest in property

Property is the new currency among the wealthy, and features increasingly in investors' hardcore, not easily disposable assets...

22 May 2015 14:30

SA's listed property sector needs real transformation
SA's listed property sector needs real transformation

The slow pace of transformation in South Africa's listed property sector raises the need for a change in mindset amongst industry leaders, or for new leaders to prioritise such transformation...

22 May 2015 14:00

Investec Property and CRI-Eagle Investments introduce The Central
Investec Property and CRI-Eagle Investments introduce The Central

Investec Property and CRI-Eagle Investments (a subsidiary of China Railway Group Limited CREC) have partnered to develop The Central...

20 May 2015 14:15

Moody's upgrades Growthpoint ratings, outlook stable
Moody's upgrades Growthpoint ratings, outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Growthpoint Properties's ratings, due to leading market position, strong balance sheet and its property portfolio's increased resilience and defensive nature...

19 May 2015 15:50

Expropriation Bill communists' blow against property rights
Expropriation Bill communists' blow against property rights

Much of organised business and agriculture seem to have been too easily satisfied by the government's redrafted Expropriation Bill...

By John Kane-Berman 19 May 2015 08:55

Claremont residential units increasingly in demand
Claremont residential units increasingly in demand

Claremont in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs is a property investor's dream destination, according to John Birkett and Steve de Villiers, the new Rawson Property Group franchisees for the suburb and surrounds...

18 May 2015 14:05

Ooba stats show double-digit property price growth and continued lender confidence
Ooba stats show double-digit property price growth and continued lender confidence

The South African property market continues to show positive growth trends, even with the challenging local economic conditions and subdued business and consumer confidence, according to ooba's latest results...

15 May 2015 11:03

Equites Property makes good on first-year promises
Equites Property makes good on first-year promises

Specialist industrial property developer and landlord Equites Property Fund (EQU) has distributed R69.9m since listing in June last year‚ it said at its maiden results for the year to February on Thursday...

By Alistair Anderson 14 May 2015 14:21

Gautrain in line with international trend, boosting values of homes near stations
Gautrain in line with international trend, boosting values of homes near stations

Location is as much about proximity to reliable public transport as it is about the safety and security of the area, easy access to shops and good schools, and the steady appreciation of home values...

14 May 2015 12:00

Rockcastle upbeat on Poland
Rockcastle upbeat on Poland

Rockcastle Global Real Estate's (ROC) move into Poland is starting to pay off with the company having already bedded down two property acquisitions and looking for more opportunities...

By Alistair Anderson 14 May 2015 07:00

Pivotal Fund lifts full-year NAV by 25.3%
Pivotal Fund lifts full-year NAV by 25.3%

Recently listed property group Pivotal Fund (PIV) on Wednesday reported a 25.3% rise in net asset value (NAV) per share to R18.40 for the year ended February 2015...

By Colleen Goko 13 May 2015 14:45

The domestic home: the cost of 'greening'
The domestic home: the cost of 'greening'

A question that is often asked by those building or renovating a home is whether it is worth 'greening' their property and what the cost implications would be should they decide to do so...

13 May 2015 11:50

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Cutting services to property

This article examines the rights and obligations of a property owner and a municipality in a situation where a property owner has requested the municipality to disconnect services...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Ramon Pereira 13 May 2015 10:55

Can you afford to become a farmer?
Can you afford to become a farmer?

Throughout the 104-year existence of Farmer's Weekly, our readers have turned to us for advice on agricultural issues. Currently, the most frequently asked questions are: "Where can I buy a farm?" and "What do I farm?"

13 May 2015 09:30

Arrowhead outperforms listed property sector
Arrowhead outperforms listed property sector

Arrowhead Properties (AWB) grew its distributions 19.03% in the six months to March compared with the same period last year‚ following aggressive acquisitive growth...

By Alistair Anderson 12 May 2015 13:20

Massive development to put the main back in Menlyn
Massive development to put the main back in Menlyn

Already home to leading companies like BMW, Nedbank and SAGE VIP, Menlyn Maine's new Central Square will now introduce a 30,000sqm boutique shopping mall, featuring a vibrant piazza, a 213-room apartment and conferencing hotel...

12 May 2015 09:57

To lease or not?
To lease or not?

The decision to lease or not could be a game changer when companies weigh up balance sheet property assets against new capital for core business activities...

11 May 2015 13:35

Fashioning the future in Philippi Village
Fashioning the future in Philippi Village

Based on the foundations of an old cement factory in the Cape Flats is Philippi Village, an exciting entrepreneurial development that promises to have an economic and social impact on this disadvantaged area...

11 May 2015 13:13

Redefine 'must wait for rewards'
Redefine 'must wait for rewards'

Redefine Properties has significantly improved the quality of its portfolio this year but the benefits will come through only in the medium term as the group contends with anaemic economic growth, according to analysts...

By Alistair Anderson 11 May 2015 13:08

Improving letting market helps boost Intu Properties
Improving letting market helps boost Intu Properties

Rand-hedge real estate play Intu Properties, the UK's biggest mall owner - originally known as Liberty International - is starting to cash in on the steady recovery in consumer spending and stronger demand for space from UK and European retailers...

By Joan Muller 8 May 2015 11:00

SA's listed property funds outperform peers
SA's listed property funds outperform peers

South African-listed property funds comprehensively outperformed their global counterparts in the first four months of this year, even though analysts expect the sector to lose some momentum in the second half of the year...

By Alistair Anderson 8 May 2015 10:15

Lodestone upbeat on distribution growth
Lodestone upbeat on distribution growth

Recently listed Lodestone Reit (LDO) managed to grow its diversified portfolio to 22 properties valued at R1.013bn by the end of March‚ the company showed in its financial results for the nine months to March‚ released on Wednesday...

By Alistair Anderson 7 May 2015 13:30

The rules in dealing with an uncooperative tenant
The rules in dealing with an uncooperative tenant

When a tenant falls drastically behind in his rental payments or behaves in any way not permitted by his lease agreement, the landlord has to realise that he and the rental agent are bound by South African law to follow certain laid down procedures and these may well involve attorneys, the local courts and the Sheriff of the Court...

7 May 2015 10:45

Slower house price growth an advantage for less affluent buyers
Slower house price growth an advantage for less affluent buyers

Since January 2014 house prices have more or less declined steadily, according to ABSA's 10th April Home Loans Report...

6 May 2015 08:00

Bigger Octodec tackles four large residential developments
Bigger Octodec tackles four large residential developments

Octodec Investments, which redevelops properties in Gauteng's central business districts, is developing four large residential properties worth more than R500m as it looks to benefit from demand for city living...

By Alistair Anderson 5 May 2015 15:20

European assets drive Redefine profit
European assets drive Redefine profit

Redefine International says although other South African property counters are on the acquisition trail in the UK and Germany, it is well entrenched in those markets and able to ward off competitors...

By Alistair Anderson 4 May 2015 11:45

Move for new council chamber
Move for new council chamber

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has been given the nod to investigate the possibility of building a new council chamber in the old Port Elizabeth Post Office building...

30 Apr 2015 10:10

Shoppers find retail excellence at Emoyeni Mall
Shoppers find retail excellence at Emoyeni Mall

The Emoyeni Mall opened its doors on Friday 24 April to provide top quality, convenient shopping for the communities of Daantjie, Msogwaba, Pienaar, Kabokweni and Kanyamazane...

30 Apr 2015 08:39

The general time frame for establishing a real estate agency
The general time frame for establishing a real estate agency

Best case scenario, a franchisee can be up and running and doing far more than just recovering his overheads within six months, but on average could take as long as three years to become fully established, highly competitive, maybe even the market leader...

29 Apr 2015 11:15

V&A Waterfront awarded two new green building ratings
V&A Waterfront awarded two new green building ratings

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the V&A Waterfront's Victoria Wharf and its BP Building 4-star 'Existing Building' ratings, reflecting the buildings' high-level environmentally friendly and sustainable operating efficiency...

28 Apr 2015 13:50

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