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Fortress notes uptick in demand for goods at stores

Mall owner Fortress expects activity to pick up even further as the country moves to Level 3 lockdown from June...

8 hours ago

Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for some

Having worked in the commercial property sector for many years, let me state a truth universally acknowledged, but often overlooked...

By Rick de Sousa 3 days ago

New South African app shares info on the safest times to shop

Lightstone and Tracker have collaborated on a new app that provides consumers with up-to-date information on vehicle attendance at shopping destinations they choose to visit...

27 May 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life...

By John Loos 26 May 2020

The fuel station of the future

No one could have imagined that the simple filling stations of the 1970s would one day morph into the enormous service stations dotting our highways today...

26 May 2020

Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'

More than 50 South African retailers have banded together to form the Mid-Sized Independent Retailers (MIR) Group...

21 May 2020

Retail property's competitive disadvantage - an overhang from pre-2008

In a previous note, we indicated that, in the post-lockdown recessionary period we would likely see the direct economy-related pressures being more severe on the industrial property sector...

By John Loos 14 May 2020

Beyond the guidelines: Why a good relationship between tenant and landlord is key

What happens if a tenant is unable to pay their rent? What if they can pay but choose not to in the interests of "fairness" - because why should only non-essential businesses get a payment holiday?

By Bradley Jackson 14 May 2020

Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contracts

The Shoprite Group will immediately cease the enforcement of exclusive lease agreements against other supermarkets in non-urban areas...

13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

PnP won't enforce exclusive lease agreements against smaller retailers

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman confirmed today that the grocery retailer will refrain from enforcing exclusive lease agreements against smaller competitors...

12 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

By John Loos 8 May 2020

Big standoff between retailers and landlords looms

Shopping centres and large retail outlets are bleeding. With most having to keep their doors closed during the lockdown period, revenue has slowed to a trickle...

By Kagiso Mahlangu 7 May 2020

GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 months

The period for lease engagement and agreement-reaching thereof, in respect of all the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry recommendations, has been extended by three months...

30 Apr 2020

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