BizTrends 2018


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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...

2 days ago

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...

3 days ago

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

JLL SA releases Q4 2017 market reports for office, industrial, retail sectors
JLL SA releases Q4 2017 market reports for office, industrial, retail sectors

JLL SA has released its Q4 2017 market reports for key markets across the country...

27 Feb 2018

L2D's first results fall short of expectations
L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Feb 2018

Pick n Pay Constantia. ©Lauren Hartzenberg
Tribunal kicks out Massmart's mall case

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed Massmart's complaint that Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar were taking part in anticompetitive behaviour through exclusive leases with shopping-mall landlords.

By Michelle Gumede 14 Feb 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis
How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...

13 Feb 2018

Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending binge
Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending binge

Consumers spend more over the festive period - not because of improved circumstances but mostly because of factors such as better marketing and relatively low interest rates...

2 Feb 2018

Delta City Belgrade
Hyprop hard at work to regain past glory

Hyprop Investments has taken steps to regain its status as one of the most reliable dividend-paying and capital growth-generating listed real estate investments in 2018...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Feb 2018

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution
Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution

As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800...

By Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

Fund bets on super mall to Accelerate confidence
Fund bets on super mall to Accelerate confidence

Accelerate Property Fund is banking on the relaunch of the Fourways Mall in 2018 to boost confidence in the company and its shares. Accelerate, which wants to dominate the Fourways node, has redeveloped the mall - set to open in the last quarter - into Africa's largest shopping centre...

By Alistair Anderson 25 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top
#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top

Township shopping centres are bucking the trend and outperforming other types of retail centres...

By Ina Lopion 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers
#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

By Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Winning brands will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences
#BizTrends2018: Winning brands will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences

Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...

By Rachel Thompson 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How do we amplify emotional connections through consumer ecosystems?
#BizTrends2018: How do we amplify emotional connections through consumer ecosystems?

Our physical and virtual environments are merging at a rapid pace, making us more digitally connected than ever before. Consumers want what they want and they want it now...

By Molefi Moloantoa 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six trends shaping the shopping mall experience
#BizTrends2018: Six trends shaping the shopping mall experience

Adapting and remaining relevant amid changing trends is nothing new for shopping malls. After all, retail itself is constantly and rapidly evolving, led by changing generational consumer behaviour and expectations...

By Camilla Lor 8 Jan 2018

Christmas shopping is changing - but retailers must accept that pop-up stores are here to stay
Christmas shopping is changing - but retailers must accept that pop-up stores are here to stay

At Christmas time, vacant shop spaces suddenly fill with new vendors selling decorations, small toys, gifts and calendars for the following year...

By Charlotte Shi and Gary Warnaby 27 Dec 2017

Refurbishment, extension for Kwagga Mall
Refurbishment, extension for Kwagga Mall

Located in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga, Kwagga Plaza is being refurbished by MDS Architecture for McCormick Property Development...

19 Dec 2017

Artem galleria parking area to be transformed into urban gallery
Artem galleria parking area to be transformed into urban gallery

With the Artem shopping centre in Sea Point currently undergoing extensive renovations, the entire parking area is set to become a giant canvas...

19 Dec 2017

Eastern Cape malls brace for bumper festive season
Eastern Cape malls brace for bumper festive season

Malls throughout the Eastern Cape are expecting a "record-breaking" festive season, reporting a surge in foot traffic compared to previous years.

19 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

Mall size on the rise says study
Mall size on the rise says study

A recent study conducted on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) has determined that malls are getting bigger...

14 Dec 2017

Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count
Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count

Black Friday 2017 saw shoppers lining up in and outside stores to ensure they did not miss out on limited deals. Some retailers opened their doors at midnight...

12 Dec 2017

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine
Virgin exercises its green credentials

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine is the second of the health club group's facilities to be awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors...

30 Nov 2017

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