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US stores get creative to battle e-commerce
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...

4 hours ago

Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre
Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre

The Adelphi Centre in Sea Point, Cape Town, is currently undergoing extensive renovations...

1 day ago

Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers
Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers

The retail sales marvel, Black Friday, is making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar...

2 days ago

M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp
M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp...

20 Nov 2017

Dipula looks to buy two retail centres within a diverse property portfolio for R1.27bn
Dipula looks to buy two retail centres within a diverse property portfolio for R1.27bn

JSE-listed, diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) Dipula Income Fund (Dipula) announced on Friday, 10 November, its intention to acquire a diverse property portfolio...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Nov 2017

Resilient calls for exclusivity clauses ban
Resilient calls for exclusivity clauses ban

One of the largest owners of South African shopping centres, Resilient Reit, told a Competition Commission inquiry on Tuesday, 31 October, that exclusivity clauses served no purpose for landlords or the general economy and should be outlawed in SA...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Nov 2017

Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business
Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business

Humanity needs to 'unlearn' the traditional ways of doing things in order to remain relevant. This is according to Willem Van Der Post, who is a qualified chartered accountant, exponential technology expert...

26 Oct 2017

Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events
Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events

Changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of online shopping means that shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves by becoming lifestyle and event destinations.

12 Oct 2017

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal
Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Dobsonville Mall R114m extension, upgrade complete
Dobsonville Mall R114m extension, upgrade complete

Dobsonville Mall, owned by Vukile Property Fund, recently completed its R114m extension and upgrade...

6 Oct 2017

R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall
R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall

As part of its sustainability strategy, Emira Property Fund has installed a R16m solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg...

3 Oct 2017

Developers show faith as North Coast gets yet another mall
Developers show faith as North Coast gets yet another mall

With less than three months to go to Christmas, Durban's North Coast now boasts a brand new mall spanning 65,000m2...

By Alistair Anderson 3 Oct 2017

Brett Abrahamse and Whitey Basson honoured at SACSC Legacy Awards
Brett Abrahamse and Whitey Basson honoured at SACSC Legacy Awards

The annual South African Council of Shopping Centres' Legacy Awards give credit to trailblazers leaving their mark within the retail and shopping centre industry...

2 Oct 2017

Table Bay Mall opens its doors
Table Bay Mall opens its doors

The Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille and the MEC of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, officially opened Table Bay Mall late last week...

2 Oct 2017

Innovate or lose out, mall stakeholders told
Innovate or lose out, mall stakeholders told

Shopping centre developers and landlords, as well as tenants, have to make radical changes in how they store and present their merchandise...

By Alistair Anderson 29 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards
#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards

On the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, the 2017 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced...

20 Sep 2017

Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix
Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix

Chatsworth Centre will see the launch of a new anchor tenant being added to its tenant mix this October, SuperSpar, occupying approximately 3,345m2...

19 Sep 2017

SACSC president Malcolm Horne and Nedbank Corporate Investment Banking's Robin Lockhart-Ross with Spectrum Award winner representatives from Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
#SACSCCongress: 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards winners announced

The 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the SACSC Annual Congress in Cape Town...

15 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space
#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

How Rex Trueform feels the pinch
How Rex Trueform feels the pinch

Operating margins were ripped to shreds at Rex Trueform - the owner of niche fashion retailing chain Queenspark - in the year to end-June...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2017

Northridge Mall
Northridge Mall to undergo upgrade

Bloemfontein's Northridge Mall is set to undergo a complete redevelopment and expansion...

11 Sep 2017

Growthpoint forced to look at new income streams
Growthpoint forced to look at new income streams

Sector heavyweight Growthpoint Properties last week declared dividend growth of a decent 6.5% for the year to June 30. Income payouts were boosted by the company's recent entry into Romania as well as the inclusion of profits from its new trading and development business...

By Joan Muller 11 Sep 2017

Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October
Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October

Walvis Bay gets ready to welcome Dunes Mall, a 27,500 m2 development from South African property developer and investor Atterbury...

7 Sep 2017

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

Thavhani Mall officially opens its doors
Thavhani Mall officially opens its doors

Khosikhulu Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, of the royal VhaVenda people, officially opened the new Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo...

5 Sep 2017

Canal Walk's new retail mix includes a two-storey H&M
Canal Walk's new retail mix includes a two-storey H&M

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is refreshing its retail mix with new flagship stores including a two-level H&M ...

1 Sep 2017

Stellenbosch Square
Housing unit the weak link in SA Corporate results

SA Corporate Real Estate, the diversified owner of industrial, retail, commercial and residential buildings located primarily in the big metropolitan areas of SA, with a secondary node in Zambia, grew its dividends 4.4% in the six months to June...

By Alistair Anderson 31 Aug 2017

Elaine Wilson, divisional director for research, Broll Property Group
Broll releases Sub-Saharan Africa Snapshot report

Broll has launched an overview of various commercial property segments in certain SADC, East and West Africa countries in its Sub-Saharan Africa Snapshot 2017 report...

28 Aug 2017

Sandton City adds five athleisure stores
Sandton City adds five athleisure stores

adidas recently opened its ‘HomeCourt' performance store at Sandton City. Over the next two months, more boutique sportswear brands will be joining...

25 Aug 2017

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