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#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

#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

Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain
Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain

Vukile Property Fund (Vukile) has fulfilled the promise it made to the market that it would diversify when it announced earlier this week that it had acquired a portfolio of retail properties in Spain...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Period of super returns gone, but opportunities in Africa remain
Period of super returns gone, but opportunities in Africa remain

With 42 years' experience in the property sector...

By Sindy Peters 26 May 2017

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall
The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

Millennials have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Trends that will seal the deal for retailing in 2017

Retail success has become about constantly evolving to adapt, remain relevant and be appealing to customers. It's more competitive than ever before, which is driving exciting trends and innovation for shopping centres and retail...

By Amanda Stops 26 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities
#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

By Nadir Jeeva 9 Jan 2017

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Location remains focal point for commercial property
[BizTrends 2016] Location remains focal point for commercial property

2015 saw many interesting trends and developments - particularly that of commercial property developers looking at ways to "go green". It also saw a boom in development of Africa's richest mile, Sandton, where commercial property space is more in demand than ever because of its prime location...

By Simon Black 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Transaction activity to strengthen in commercial property
[BizTrends 2016] Transaction activity to strengthen in commercial property

The South African commercial property market has broadly performed relatively well in the past few years despite the disappointing economic climate and somewhat mixed market fundamentals...

By Ndibu Motaung 18 Jan 2016

UDZ tax incentive extended for six years
UDZ tax incentive extended for six years

In 2003 the Urban Development Zone (UDZ) tax incentive was introduced under section 13quat of the Income Tax Act, 1962 to promote urban renewal in demarcated areas.

By Graeme Palmer 26 Sep 2014

Considering commercial
Considering commercial

Investing in property has always been about location, whether the purchase is commercial, industrial or residential. However, getting value from the estate agent or broker and, thus, securing the best return on investment, means also knowing and asking the right questions - and pushing to get the answers, particularly if that means digging for information akin to seeking out diamonds.

By John Roberts 7 Nov 2013

To gate or not to gate?

Gated communities have become the accepted, and often desired form, of home ownership in the 21st century with buyers increasingly prepared to pay the premiums associated with living behind guarded security or access-controlled gates.

By John Roberts 6 Sep 2013

[2013 trends] Malls set to 'mobilise' consumers like never before
[2013 trends] Malls set to 'mobilise' consumers like never before

All early indicators seem to confirm that December 2012 was a relatively good year for the mall environment. Certainly not a 'shoot the lights out' result but stable, single digit growth nonetheless. The point now is what 2013 holds in store for us. Here are a few key trends which I think are relevant...

By Doug Mayne 28 Jan 2013

Edgars Melrose Arch launch marks 80th anniversary
Edgars Melrose Arch launch marks 80th anniversary

Edgars celebrated its 80th anniversary in style with the premiere yesterday, Tuesday, 28 October 2009, at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, of a new concept store that will sell skin care products, fragrances, clothes, shoes and other accessories.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 28 Oct 2009

Maponya Mega-Mall opens in Soweto
Maponya Mega-Mall opens in Soweto

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo and high-flying businessman Richard Maponya yesterday officially opened the R650 million Maponya Mall in Pimville, Soweto, where an estimated 100 000 onlookers and potential shoppers braved the rain to have an inquisitive look at what many observers now call the ‘Pearl of Soweto'.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 28 Sep 2007

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