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#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018

Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...

By Michelé de Witt 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

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#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Commercial property at the mercy of shambolic politicking - trends for 2018 and beyond
#BizTrends2018: Commercial property at the mercy of shambolic politicking - trends for 2018 and beyond

2017 was a tough trading year for the commercial property sector...

By Simon Black 10 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Property trends forecast for 2018

Lightstone evaluates commercial and retail data within South Africa and forecasts 2018 trends for business, retail space and industrial zones...

By Linda Tshabalala 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Upping our game in the commercial property sector

The commercial property industry saw peaks and troughs in the past year and what I am happy to have observed is landlords finding new, creative ways to source new tenants and retain existing tenants...

By Scott Field 9 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Property sector set to grow in 2018 despite economic uncertainty

While the South African business sector is faced with many challenges, there is significant opportunity for growth sectors of the local industry during 2018...

By Stuart Chait 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

Staging your commercial property for a quicker sale
Staging your commercial property for a quicker sale

When selling a residential property, it is a common practice to de-clutter, display some nice pieces of furniture, place a vase or two of bright fresh flowers and an aroma of freshly baked cookies in order to...

By Leon Breytenbach 20 Dec 2017

Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times
Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry...

By Leon Breytenbach 11 Dec 2017

Drones, a useful tool for the commercial real estate market
Drones, a useful tool for the commercial real estate market

Drones, also known as remote piloted aircraft or RPAs, have become increasingly popular in recent years, both recreationally as well as commercially...

By Leon Breytenbach 6 Nov 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone
#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Under the leadership of Durban-based property entrepreneur Grant Gavin, RE/MAX Panache in the North Durban suburbs went from annual property sales of R320m in 2006 to over R1bn in 2017...

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

Benefits of co-working spaces in a recession
Benefits of co-working spaces in a recession

The benefits of co-working spaces for small businesses and entrepreneurs are many and there are some good examples of these spaces in Johannesburg...

By Hassan Shaikh 30 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Seven things to consider when buying business property

Regardless of what type of property you're considering, there are some important considerations you'll need to bear in mind before you start looking for a place to set up shop...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Aug 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

Taxing income on the sale of properties
Taxing income on the sale of properties

When does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade?

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2017

The age of information is a real estate opportunity
The age of information is a real estate opportunity

Modern times are evolving so rapidly that businesses and individuals alike are having to continuously analyse their practices and strategies to ensure they stay ahead of the game...

By Richard Gray 2 Jun 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 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

Innovative South African real estate technology
Innovative South African real estate technology

Global real estate innovation has never evolved as rapidly as it has in recent years...

By Richard Gray 18 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to buy the ideal property for your business

Though leasing is attractive to business with limited capital or those uncertain of the future, buying offers a lot of advantages, such as earning you equity over time and allowing you to sublet to other tenants in your building...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Apr 2017

How to become a property investor - the fundamentals
How to become a property investor - the fundamentals

Neale Petersen, founder and publisher of Real Estate Investor Magazine, kicked things off at the recently launched Property Buyer Show. The first leg of the show took place at the CTICC in Cape Town, 8-9 April...

By Sindy Peters 10 Apr 2017

Debbie Reabow, brand and communications manager at the Rawson Property Group
#BrandManagerMonth: Rawson, a brand that likes to do things differently

Founded in 1982 by William ‘Bill' Rawson, the Rawson property brand is a familiar one to many...

By Sindy Peters 31 Mar 2017

In the category for new neighbourhood and convenience shopping centre smaller than 20,000m² in size, Dainfern Square scooped the top award at the 2016 SACSC Awards.
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#BizTrends2017: The year of the mixed-use mall

In the fiercely competitive South African retail sector, the retail and retail development space in 2017 and beyond will include a high-tech, interactive shopping environment in a bid to lure shoppers to centres for longer...

By Gavin Blows 20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage
#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage

The year past has been a volatile one economically, politically and socially for South Africa, and the chain of events has influenced financial markets, business confidence and of course, as a result, the property market as a whole...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2017

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