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Industrial property market in Cape Town continues to grow

The industrial property market in Cape Town continues to show positive growth trends and increased activity...

8 Oct 2015 08:52

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Intu Properties bolsters its board

Real estate investment trust Intu Properties Plc announced on Wednesday, 7 October, that its board had appointed two new non-executive directors, Rakhi Parekh and John Strachan...

8 Oct 2015 07:35

The UK’s Capital & Regional financial director Charles Staveley at the main board listing on the JSE on Wednesday.
Photographer: Martin Rhodes
Image source: BDlive
UK mall owner Capital & Regional lists on JSE

Investors must be circumspect when it comes to investing in new offshore property companies that are listing on the JSE, with one commentator voicing concern that these counters may be overvalued...

By Alistair Anderson 8 Oct 2015 13:40

Durban industrial property up for auction
Durban industrial property up for auction

An industrial facility in the area of Sea View, Durban, will be on auction on 28 October 2015 at 12pm on-site under the Nexus Property Group auction house...

8 Oct 2015 08:36

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Property market remains well-balanced despite weak economy

The FNB House Price Index for September 2015 rose by 6.8% year-on-year. This is up from a revised 6.4% for August, effectively meaning a 'stalling' in the broader slowing price inflation trend that started back early in 2014, after house price growth had hit a multi-year high of 8.6% at the end of 2013...

6 Oct 2015 13:52

Crime driving South Africans to estate living
Crime driving South Africans to estate living

A breakdown of the annual crime statistics for 2014/2015 shows that nearly 50 people were murdered and approximately 353 robberies occurred each day in South Africa...

6 Oct 2015 09:39

Greening Cape Town's skyline
Greening Cape Town's skyline

When you have a backdrop as dramatic as Table Mountain, it must be very hard to resist the temptation of making a contrasting statement when it comes to adding to the city's skyline...

By Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2015 06:52

Arrowhead strengthens its presence in Port Elizabeth
Arrowhead strengthens its presence in Port Elizabeth

Arrowhead Properties, one of the leading property funds in dealmaking, has acquired Port Elizabeth retail and office property, Cleary Park, for R460m...

By Alistair Anderson 6 Oct 2015 06:17

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Role of the property broker in the due diligence process

The commercial property broker, not being party to the contractual agreement, is under no obligation whatsoever to perform the due diligence investigation on behalf of the purchaser, nor should he be expected to source the information as promised by the seller to the purchaser...

5 Oct 2015 07:16

© Grobler du Preez –
Perfect time for foreigners to invest in SA properties

The South African currency's recent poor performance against both the pound and the dollar has underlined the exceptional purchasing opportunities currently available to foreign investors in the local real estate market...

5 Oct 2015 07:04

© Leon Swart –
Evolution in Africa's hotel real estate landscape expected

The investment potential of hotels in Africa has improved significantly over the past decade, though it is not without its challenges...

5 Oct 2015 06:59

© Peter Titmuss –
Property market provides opportunities at both ends of the scale

Against a poor economic climate, the activity in the property market should be seen as good, says Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group...

2 Oct 2015 08:17

Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales
Commercial sector still in demand

Despite the fact that retail sales growth has moderated to some degree, private investors continue to demonstrate a steady appetite for commercial property acquisitions in this sector of the market, says Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales...

1 Oct 2015 10:55

© Maxim Evseev –
Estate agents should use analytics to market properties

The real estate industry is extremely competitive, which is why many sellers - particularly those with an exclusive mandate - contractually require that comprehensive marketing activities are undertaken by the agents that represent them...

By Kevin Bainbridge 30 Sep 2015 06:50

Katherine & West the 'Coolest building in Jozi'
Katherine & West the 'Coolest building in Jozi'

Barrow Properties' mixed-use building on the corner of Katherine and West Streets in Sandton, Johannesburg was hailed 'Coolest Building in Jozi' by the public...

29 Sep 2015 06:27

Cube Workspace transforms offices in green space
Cube Workspace transforms offices in green space

The total number of green building projects certified by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has increased by 121% since 2009, with aspects such as energy, water, waste management, transport, emissions and indoor environment quality all taken into account...

28 Sep 2015 09:21

Factors to consider when investing in property
Factors to consider when investing in property

Buying property with the intention to rent it out as an investment needs to be carefully weighed up against other types of investments that may be more readily accessible and easier to manage...

28 Sep 2015 09:00

Industrial property in KZN highly sought-after
Industrial property in KZN highly sought-after

Industrial property in KwaZulu-Natal is highly sought-after and currently outweighs the supply, with industrial property in Durban fetching some of the highest rates per square meter in the country, and promising positive and sustainable returns...

28 Sep 2015 08:55

© Nathapol Boonmangmee –
Investing in foreign property a way to diversify portfolio

International property investment provides a feasible solution for investors who are looking for ways to diversify their current portfolios and to counter the weakening rand...

28 Sep 2015 07:56

Marc Wachsberger
Living the high life

Any financial advisor worth their salt will tell you that property is the go-to product if you're looking for a safe long-term investment, especially given the volatility of the stock market and world economies...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2015 08:07

Homebase, Brecon Enterprise Park
Atlantic Leaf raises R373.9m through private placement

Mauritius-based property investment group Atlantic Leaf Properties said on Tuesday, 22 September, it had raised R373.9m following private placement with Vukile Property Fund...

23 Sep 2015 07:19

Louw’s Avenue development in Southern Paarl
JLK Construction awaits approval for new development

Paarl-based JLK Construction anticipates, subject to Paarl municipality's approval, to announce a residential apartment development that will be by far the largest they have yet handled on their own account...

22 Sep 2015 10:32

© ccat82 –
Gas installations must comply with regulations

There has been a marked increase in gas installations in homes over the past five years, especially due to the rising costs of electricity and loadshedding.

21 Sep 2015 13:25

Amdec announces development of The Yacht Club
Amdec announces development of The Yacht Club

The Amdec Group has announced the development of The Yacht Club in Cape Town into a mixed-use landmark at the gateway to the V&A Waterfront at an estimated cost of R1.2bn...

21 Sep 2015 11:07

© Pablo Scapinachis Armstrong –
Property syndicate active in Johannesburg

According to Glenn Norton, broker/owner of RE/MAX Masters, there is a syndicate operating in Blair Atholl in Lanseria, north of Johannesburg, which portrays themselves as serious buyers with the objective of gaining occupation of exclusive estate homes...

21 Sep 2015 08:32

Green property index 2014 highlights higher returns

The IPD South Africa Annual Green Property Indicators 2014 show that properties with top-quartile energy and water efficiency delivered an ungeared total return of 12.1%...

18 Sep 2015 13:19

Rates and taxes hikes fill municipal coffers but empty cities of business
Rates and taxes hikes fill municipal coffers but empty cities of business

Ongoing high municipal rate hikes are harming communities because of a lack of understanding about the far-reaching impacts of these increases, reports Marius Muller, CEO of Pareto...

18 Sep 2015 10:05

Marriott International expands offering in SA
Marriott International expands offering in SA

Marriott International has announced an agreement to develop the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch, in partnership with The Amdec Group...

17 Sep 2015 14:40

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