Property Trends 2018

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#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 hours ago

Open plan offices CAN actually work, under certain conditions

You might be back in your open plan office after holidays, struggling to concentrate and pining for quiet time, but the bad rap open plan offices usually get is not always deserved...

By Gemma Irving 23 hours ago

#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

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: The residential property market in 2018

South Africa's real economic growth has been on a gradual downward trend since reaching a level of 3.3% in 2011, shortly after the recession of 2008/09...

By Jacques du Toit 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018

There is still very much uncertainty regarding the outlook for the South African economy in 2018...

By Paul Stevens 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly

Judging by the current economic climate - which is unlikely to improve over the next year - rent levels will continue to rise in 2018...

By Johette Smuts 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018

The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Jan 2018

#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

Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)

Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers...

By Danica-Lea Larcombe 11 Jan 2018

#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

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

#BizTrends2018: Human experience is changing the future of work

Helping people to feel good at work goes far beyond achieving work-life balance. It's about creating an environment that enables employees to feel engaged, empowered and fulfilled...

By Ewout Holst 10 Jan 2018

#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

Office design features for optimum inspiration and productivity

Nothing is more important than keeping your marketing team engaged and inspired. After all, how can they come up with innovative and creative brand-boosting ideas without an environment that fosters them?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Sub-Saharan Africa real estate opportunities abound

To some people, Africa south of the Sahara is an unknown - a region of which to be wary. But to informed investors and entrepreneurs, the picture is different...

By Malcolm Horne 9 Jan 2018

#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

#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: Individuality is key for interior design and decor trends in 2018

When it comes to trends in any area it is important to understand that one of the biggest drivers is the consumer. There has always been the belief that interior trends follow on from fashion, but this is no longer the case.

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2018

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International

How to start your own mortgage business

Have you ever thought of it? One of man's basic needs is shelter - which basically comes in the form of a house, whatever shape and size it is. Being a basic need, the real estate industry is one with many prospects and opportunities.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 10 Jan 2018

How to shop for office bathroom accessories on a budget

The office is known as a place where all kinds of business transactions take place. It's that one place you spend at least eight hours a day, doing all kinds of activities to ensure your venture is profitable.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

How to choose a perfect location for your business

When it comes down to business, there are The Four P's: Place, Promotion, Price and Product. Place in this context stands for where your business is located, where your customers receive your products or services.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

The argument for buying a new house often

For some people, buying a house at all might seem like an event outside of the realm of rational possibility. We've all heard the narrative about how millennials can't buy homes, and while it is totally true for millions of young people, there is reason for people to make it a goal and work hard to achieve it.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Dec 2017

Landlord Capco expands Covent Garden footprint

London-focused property company Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) has increased its footprint in Covent Garden, acquiring a long leasehold interest for R1.4bn (£79m) before purchaser's costs.

By Karl Gernetzky 15 Dec 2017

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