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Tips for investing in student accommodation
Tips for investing in student accommodation

Student apartments can be a great option for property investors, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar, but only if they know which apartments to choose and how to manage their tenants...

2 hours ago

Artists impression of the reception at BON Hotel Apo
BON Hotels increase footprint in West Africa, signs twelfth hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels has increased its footprint in West Africa with the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria - making the group the largest hotel management in the country.

5 hours ago

Why hoteliers need to do their homework before selecting a hotel management system
Why hoteliers need to do their homework before selecting a hotel management system

"Hoteliers need a solution that fits their needs. So if a solution is too small, it will not satisfy all their requirements. On the other hand, a larger solution may seem great, but..."

6 hours ago

Property funds find value in SA
Property funds find value in SA

Despite SA's economic troubles, the local listed-property sector still offers value compared with those of Western and Eastern Europe, say real estate insiders...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Growthpoint named overall winner of IAS 2016 Awards
Growthpoint named overall winner of IAS 2016 Awards

Along with being named winner for the property sector for the sixth consecutive year, Growthpoint Properties is the overall winner of the Investment Analysts Society (IAS) Excellence in Financial Reporting and Communications Awards 2016...

1 day ago

Public hearings on property sector bills to be held
Public hearings on property sector bills to be held

Officials from the Department of Human Settlements will this week visit the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape for public hearings on the Property Practitioners Bill and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill...

1 day ago

Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment
Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment

While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied...

By Adrian Goslett 1 day ago

It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level
It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level

There can be no arguing against the fact that the provision of affordable housing is a vital component of the social transformation and empowerment efforts of local and national governments across South Africa...

By Leanne Govender 23 Jun 2017

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world
Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool...

23 Jun 2017

Does the property market still need estate agents?
Does the property market still need estate agents?

With a number of new property platforms employing models that 'cut out the middle-man', and in doing so asking for much lower commissions for connecting sellers with buyers, the question of why use an estate agent at all has been asked...

23 Jun 2017

City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing
City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing

In an effort to expedite the provision of affordable housing opportunities across the city, the City of Cape Town is seeking additional social housing partners...

23 Jun 2017

Cash is king in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs
Cash is king in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

According to Cyndy Minnaar, Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty area specialists in Newlands and Constantia, the majority of buyers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs don't need bonds...

23 Jun 2017

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Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, EFF leader Julius Malema said...

23 Jun 2017

EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour
EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour

According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Jun 2017

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'
Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones...

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jun 2017

Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they work
Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they work

A tenant is required to pay the landlord a deposit, a predetermined sum of money, before taking occupation of any commercial premises...

22 Jun 2017

Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins
Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins

Sisa Ngebulana will be stepping down as CEO...

By Colleen Goko 21 Jun 2017

Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries
Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries

There is still time to enter the Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA), hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres...

21 Jun 2017

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

“Rapid urbanisation and economic development make sub-Saharan Africa a promising market for property, especially as countries like Kenya are starting to adopt international frameworks..."

21 Jun 2017

Store closures to squeeze Hyprop
Store closures to squeeze Hyprop

Hyprop Investments, the blue chip R30bn specialist shopping centre owner is facing pressure following the tenant failure of department store chain Stuttafords at three of its malls and the possible closure of some of Edcon's retail outlets.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2017

Bilal Vallee, IT audit manager, Mazars Cape Town
The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them...

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector launched
State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector launched

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

20 Jun 2017

V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers
V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers

Cape Town's new upmarket art and design space, the V&A Waterfront's Silo District, held a launch party to welcome its new crop of retailers...

19 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO
#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO

There's yet another property app in the market that's set to challenge the traditional model of doing business in this space...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

Accelerate takes development hit
Accelerate takes development hit

Accelerate Property Fund's share price plunged 7.69% to R6 on Wednesday, 14 June...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017

Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa
Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa

Already, South African retailers and shopping centres have openly embraced the technological boom but more is on the cards...

15 Jun 2017

Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery
Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery

Moody's recent slew of downgrades that sliced through the country's financial sector and corporates, as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments are “the economic equivalent of the lower decks of the Titanic filling with water”, comments Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty...

15 Jun 2017

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Attacq to adopt Reit structure

Capital growth player Attacq plans to become a real estate investment trust (Reit), says the company that owns the Mall of Africa near Midrand...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Jun 2017

Stor-Age raises dividend after steady growth
Stor-Age raises dividend after steady growth

Specialised real estate investment trust (Reit), Stor-Age grew its dividend 10% in the year to March, following a strong trading performance across its portfolio and the acquisition of Storage RSA in February...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jun 2017

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