How to deal with absconding tenants
How to deal with absconding tenants

While many landlords may rely on the rental income on their properties during tough economic times, they may also have to deal with disappearing tenants.

2 days ago

Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update
Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update

Homeware and fabric store Skinny Laminx, owned by designer Heather Moore, has undergone a stylish revamp. The Bree Street retail space is now double the size and boasts more street frontage and a dedicated 'pillow lab' and fabric studio.

3 days ago

How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps
How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps

According to Professor Edgar Pieterse, urban sprawl will continue to be encouraged if private- and public-sector land investment in our cities concentrates on keeping the haves away from the have-nots. He was speaking at the recently held GBCSA Green Building Convention in Cape Town.

3 days ago

Discovery's new global HQ certified green
Discovery's new global HQ certified green

Discovery's new 112,000m2 global head office in Sandton Central has received a five-star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). Developed in a joint venture by Growthpoint Properties and Zenprop Property, it is the largest single-phase commercial office development in Africa.

3 days ago

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source.

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch
Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban.

18 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year, said a top official of the ministry of tourism.

17 Oct 2017

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey.

17 Oct 2017

Respublica to open new student res in Bloemfontein in 2018
Respublica to open new student res in Bloemfontein in 2018

Built by the Respublica Student Living Fund, a new purpose-designed student residence will be ready for occupation in January 2018.

17 Oct 2017

Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud
Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties. “In tough economic times, people turn to crime. In the property industry, it is no different,” he says.

17 Oct 2017

Mike Teuchert, National Head of Taxation, Mazars
What to expect when gaining or losing REIT status

The introduction of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) legislation, which came into effect from 1 April 2013, has given rise to a substantial REIT industry. To date there are just under 30 REITs listed on the JSE, with an overall market capitalisation of close to R400bn. These range from market capitalisation in excess of R70bn for the largest REIT to under R3bn for the smaller counterparts.

By Mike Teuchert 16 Oct 2017

Angel Shack, Waterfall City
Equites pays lavish dividend

Equites Property Fund, which is focused on high-end logistics assets, delivered double-digit growth in dividends for the six months to August, making it one of the top-performing listed real estate groups.

By Alistair Anderson 16 Oct 2017