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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

Why tech companies should open offices in small towns, villages

Covid-19 has induced massive reverse migration with employees moving back to their homes, making it the right time for tech companies to capitalise on the trend of operating in smaller towns...

By Andrew Bourne 10 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

Rise of the hybrid office

For companies around the world, Covid-19 lockdown has forced rapid change. Where there was reluctance to adopt remote working and hybrid workspaces pre-pandemic, lockdown made this a non-negotiable. And as the weeks turned to months, many companies have realised that remote working and hybrid workspaces are viable - long term...

2 Nov 2020

Key macro impacts of government finance on commercial property market

Given that 2019 levels of GDP were already insufficient to prevent rising average property vacancy rates, an even lower level of GDP is likely to imply lower demand for space (than 2019), and a further rise in average vacancy rates through the forecast period...

By John Loos 2 Nov 2020

Exxaro HQ achieves 6-star As Built GBCSA rating

Developed and owned by Growthpoint Properties, the new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, Gauteng, has achieved a six-star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa...

30 Oct 2020

Top tips on how landlords can up their occupancy game

Being a commercial landlord in a post-pandemic world poses the challenge of how to provide occupants with secure, sustainable, and flexible spaces. Here are some top tips on how to win the race to fill your space...

By Raghmah Solomon 30 Oct 2020

Province goes to court over River Club ruling

In the latest battle over the planned mega-development at Observatory's River Club, the Heritage Western Cape Appeal Tribunal is being taken to court by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works...

By Steve Kretzmann 30 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

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Giflo Group to revitalise 62-year-old La Concorde in Paarl

Once the head office of KWV, the 62-year-old La Concorde building situated in the Cape Winelands town of Paarl is getting a new lease of life thanks to the Giflo Group...

23 Oct 2020

Flexibility central in shifting commercial property market

Covid-19 and its unprecedented impact on businesses in South Africa has had a significant knock-on effect on the commercial property market...

16 Oct 2020

Charting a course beyond the pandemic for the East African property industry

East Africa has long been a challenging region for property developers to operate in, and not as buoyant as other markets...

By Matthew Renshaw 6 Oct 2020

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