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In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office...

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

Did Covid-19 end the conventional corporate office lease?

The oversized conventional corporate headquarters model was already being scrutinised due to its cost implications before the arrival of Covid-19...

By David Seinker 23 Jun 2020

The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air

"What will it take to encourage much more widespread reliance on working at home for at least part of each week?" asked Frank Schiff, the chief economist of the US Committee for Economic Development, in The Washington Post in 1979...

By Andrew Wallace 22 Jun 2020

New recovery textbook needed for post-Covid real estate landscape

Clawing back from the devastating global cascade of the sub-prime collapse of 2008/09, the real estate market had a tried and tested economic textbook roadmap...

17 Jun 2020

Considering human distancing - how to comply and why

Landlords and business owners are facing new uncertainties everyday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chief among these anxieties is how they are required to adapt interiors and buildings to comply with new international regulations...

By Raghmah Solomon 15 Jun 2020

Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector now

An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years...

By Gerhard Zeelie 9 Jun 2020

The post-Covid-19 office of the future

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a whole new dimension to worker and building health...

By Estelle Meiring 9 Jun 2020

Pragmatic advice for landlords, tenants in a contracting economy

Some of South Africa's largest landlords have taken a pounding over the last two months with even our largest retailers, like Massmart, seeking rental relief...

By Gary Palmer 5 Jun 2020

Gumtree SA offers free, unlimited listings for property agents

As of 1 July, professional real estate agents will be able to list unlimited properties on the Gumtree SA website for free...

4 Jun 2020

Is your office space Covid-19 ready?

It's time for us to accept that this pandemic and social isolation are here for a while. But in addition to that, our reality has changed, possibly for good...

By Bongani Nhlapo 3 Jun 2020

Post-lockdown commercial property trends - early indications

In the last week or so, my team has noticed a number of early trends emerging in the commercial property market as more and more companies prepare to get back to work...

By Org Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020

Why it will be a shame if the office space is no more

It's been over two months since many of us last stepped into the office...

By David Seinker 28 May 2020

Surviving Covid-19 - Can I use my commercial property to unlock value?

In good times, many businesses choose to own their own property and rent to themselves. However, in more economically stressful times, there is a significant opportunity for these individuals to release this equity...

By Andrew Jefferson 28 May 2020

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