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New Tibani mall aims to boost local economy
New Tibani mall aims to boost local economy

Due to open in August 2018, the 11,500m² Tibani Shopping Centre in Polokwane is being developed by GMI Property Group...

2 days ago

Experience, it's more than entertainment
Experience, it's more than entertainment

The future of retail, and indeed any business, is about selling solutions rather than products; creating an experience over an above an economic transaction...

By Bronwyn Williams 21 Jun 2018

Maponya Mall
Why township retail must not be overlooked

Despite the challenging economy, South African townships have become hubs for big brand developments in retail...

21 Jun 2018

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar
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

Mall and Retail Indaba set for Sandton in June
Mall and Retail Indaba set for Sandton in June

The third annual Mall and Retail Indaba for shopping centre and retail managers and marketers will be held at the Balalaika Protea Hotel in Sandton on 13 and 14 June 2018...

12 Jun 2018

Exemplar board of directors: (L-R) Greg Azzopardi, Peter Katzenellenbogen, Jason McCormick, John McCormick, Duncan Church, and Frank Berkeley. (Absent: Phatudi Maponya)
Exemplar REITail takes up spot on JSE

Exemplar REITail, an offshoot of McCormick Property Development (MPD), has listed on the JSE...

12 Jun 2018

The shopping centre is dead. Long live the shopping centre.
The shopping centre is dead. Long live the shopping centre.

Every year nine million people view the Mona Lisa. People still flock to live events at stadiums. Why; when they can see it on video, in HD and 3D and AR, etc...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs
The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs

Traditional retail has become one of the most competitive business landscapes, but one of the sectors that appear to continue attracting high numbers of visitors is the local community market...

8 Jun 2018

Belinda Clur, MD, Clur Research International
Clur report reflects strengthening shopping centre trade

According to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property, sales per square metre in shopping centres continued to grow in March...

5 Jun 2018

SA REIT invests +R30m in solar PV plants at its malls
SA REIT invests +R30m in solar PV plants at its malls

Looking to curb ever-climbing electricity tariffs at its malls and reduce their carbon footprint, JSE-listed REIT SA Corporate Real Estate Limited is investing...

4 Jun 2018

Vukile portfolio delivers 7.7% full-year distribution growth
Vukile portfolio delivers 7.7% full-year distribution growth

JSE-listed REIT Vukile Property Fund has reported 7.7% growth in dividends to 168.82 cents per share for the year to 31 March 2018...

31 May 2018

Piet Retief Mall
Investor demand for local retail centres remains high

Investor demand for solidly performing neighbourhood and community retail centres continues to outstrip auction supply...

30 May 2018

Retail, Design and Development Awards and Footprint Marketing Awards entries open now
Retail, Design and Development Awards and Footprint Marketing Awards entries open now

The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) and the Footprint Marketing Awards have officially opened for entries...

23 May 2018

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Community retail centres tick all the boxes - here's why

While some big retail centres are experiencing a reduction in rentals...

22 May 2018

Vukile furthers Spanish retail investment with €80.6m shopping centre acquisition
Vukile furthers Spanish retail investment with €80.6m shopping centre acquisition

Vukile Property Fund has acquired the Habaneras Shopping Centre in Torrevieja, Spain...

11 May 2018

Stony Creek Marketplace, Noblesville, State of Indiana, USA
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

R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park
R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has completed the first phase of the revitalisation of the Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park in the Free State...

4 May 2018

Rosslyn Riviera Shopping Mall
Vantage Capital invests $8m in Kenyan mall

Vantage Capital has provided $8m of funding to Rosslyn Riviera Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya...

3 May 2018

Could these be Durban's new property investment hotspots?
Could these be Durban's new property investment hotspots?

Nestled in the heart of Durban are two very different areas...

30 Apr 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Attention shoppers, isle one!
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Attention shoppers, isle one!

Where do you find Europe's most avid shoppers? Living on the island of Malta, according to findings released comparing EU28 nations...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 27 Apr 2018

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders
Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders

Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent...

24 Apr 2018

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate
These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls...

20 Apr 2018

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

19 Apr 2018

SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity
SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity

JSE-listed Fairvest Property recently announced that it has raised some R250m in new equity at R2.20 per share...

18 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour
Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

When in a mall's lifecycle should refurbishments be done?
When in a mall's lifecycle should refurbishments be done?

There are a number of reasons why mall refurbishments are done - keeping up with current shopping centre trends, retail formats that erode traffic...

12 Apr 2018

Eighth annual SACSC Research Conference set for Sandton in May
Eighth annual SACSC Research Conference set for Sandton in May

The annual South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference is set to take place on 9 May 2018 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton...

5 Apr 2018

First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open
First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open

The first phase of Loftus Park in Pretoria - a dynamic, green mixed-use precinct being developed by Redefine Properties together with Abland - has been opened, introducing 34,000m² A-grade office space, a premium gym, open-air piazza with restaurants and convenience retail...

4 Apr 2018

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CWE 2018 report highlights positive outlook for African property market

Covering trends and dynamics affecting the commercial, industrial and retail property sectors...

19 Mar 2018

Liberty Midlands Mall to launch third phase of its expansion
Liberty Midlands Mall to launch third phase of its expansion

Liberty Midlands Mall's third phase expansion will be completed and ready for trade this March. The expansion will introduce retail and leisure space of almost 22,000m2, increasing the size of the mall to 78,000m2...

8 Mar 2018

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