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#BizTrends2021: Auction industry survival depends on going virtual

Covid-19 has forever changed the traditional live auction model, forcing the industry to accept and adapt to an accelerated digital standard to keep their doors open...

By Joff van Reenen 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

By Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Property

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Property & Real Estate site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2020

Egg aims to disrupt SA retail's status quo

"The world is not as it was, and neither is retail. A new approach was needed that challenged the status quo and offered a way for local brands to be seen and bring excitement back to shopping malls..."

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2020

Mixed outlook for SADC property markets as impact of Covid-19 becomes clearer

SADC real estate markets are diverse, often with high interest rates and large rental components affected by factors such as a decline in income, business closures and expat departures...

3 Dec 2020

R500m retail upgrade at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World set for early 2021

The planned R500m extension and upgrade to the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021...

2 Dec 2020

Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SA

With demand for logistics real estate on the rise, due to a surge in e-commerce shopping in South Africa, some retail real estate owners are considering converting struggling retail properties into distribution sites...

1 Dec 2020

Uptick in SA commercial property sellers now turning to vendor loans

Fairly well known internationally, vendor loans (or vendor finance) are now growing in popularity in South Africa's commercial property markets, according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions.,,

30 Nov 2020

Commercial real estate and the endless quest for yield

Returns (or yields) determine the value of a commercial property, with the general rule of thumb being the lower the price of purchase in relation to the rental, the higher the yield...

By John Jack 25 Nov 2020

How property managers are evolving into mediators

The role of the property manager continues to evolve. Once thought of as merely rent collectors, it has become all too evident that the role of a good property manager has progressed...

By Gregg Huntingford 17 Nov 2020

Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown

Earlier in the year, we discussed the three major provincial regions' (Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape) property markets' ability to handle the major economic shock emanating from the coronavirus-related lockdowns...

By John Loos 16 Nov 2020

Innovative retail concept Egg to launch in SA this November

A joint venture between Old Mutual Property and retail mavens Paul Simon and Arie Fabian will see the introduction of a new multi-brand omnichannel retail concept in South Africa...

16 Nov 2020

Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopment

Nthoese Developments late last month hosted a sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of the redevelopment and expansion of Bushbuckridge shopping centre in Limpopo...

11 Nov 2020

Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021

Covid-19 simply accelerated many existing trends, like retail footprint reductions and the appeal of quality retail assets outside of big cities..

By Norman Raad 9 Nov 2020



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