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Radisson, Jin Jiang launch first co-branded hotel in Germany
Radisson, Jin Jiang launch first co-branded hotel in Germany

The Radisson Hotel Group and its shareholders have together identified several opportunities to realise the true potential of the Chinese market...

5 Jul 2019

South African retail supply shows steady growth
South African retail supply shows steady growth

Despite concerns of over-supply in certain locations, the retail market has shown steady growth with the number of shopping centres increasing from 1959 in mid-2017 to over 2000 at present...

5 Jul 2019

MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties
MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties

Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 317 prime and A-grade offices...

4 Jul 2019

South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets
South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets

Companies go where the spending power is. The question is, where in South Africa can they find the biggest return on their investment?

By Ben Leo 4 Jul 2019

If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?
If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?

This year's SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I've attended in my many years in the building industry...

By Patrick McInerney 4 Jul 2019

Elim Mall to undergo R120m extension
Elim Mall to undergo R120m extension

Pretoria-based shopping centre developer and investor Twin City will add approximately 40 new stores to the existing 73 at the Elim Mall in Limpopo as part of its R120m extension project...

3 Jul 2019

How internet penetration affects the housing market
How internet penetration affects the housing market

One need only glance at news headlines and the trending topics on social media to discover that data costs are a hot topic right now...

By Adrian Goslett 2 Jul 2019

Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitions
Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitions

A joint venture between Growthpoint Properties and Investec Asset Management, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) has begun executing on its strategy...

2 Jul 2019

Open-plan offices are not inherently bad - you're probably just using them wrong
Open-plan offices are not inherently bad - you're probably just using them wrong

For decades the trend among workplaces has seen employees moving out of individual offices and into open plan spaces. This has not always been successful...

By Alexander Brem 1 Jul 2019

Growthpoint loses court case against Reclaim the City
Growthpoint loses court case against Reclaim the City

Social justice organisations have hailed the judgement in the case brought against them by property developers Growthpoint Properties as a victory...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 1 Jul 2019

Happiness lives close to your office
Happiness lives close to your office

Could moving closer to the office be the best solution for your family?..

By Private Property, Issued by Private Property South Africa 28 Jun 2019

Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment Act
Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment Act

There has been quite a buzz over the past few months regarding the Rental Housing Amendment Act...

28 Jun 2019

How tourism growth really benefits real estate
How tourism growth really benefits real estate

During the recent SONA, President Ramaphosa announced that further support would be given to the tourism sector to market SA and double the number of foreign tourists to 21 million a year by 2030 - a goal that could have major implications for property....

By Rudi Botha 28 Jun 2019

Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration record
Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration record

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has confirmed that JSE-listed property developer Balwin Properties' Edge registration of over 16,000 units is a global first...

27 Jun 2019

SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal Triangle
SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal Triangle

An important attribute that SA can take away from the success of Special Economic Zones at a global level is the importance of collaboration between key public and private stakeholders...

By Zak Sivalingum 26 Jun 2019

EPP, Henderson Park form joint property venture
EPP, Henderson Park form joint property venture

JSE-listed Polish property company EPP and pan-European private equity real estate platform Henderson Park have formed a new joint venture...

26 Jun 2019

Transforming real estate industry prompting need for specialisation
Transforming real estate industry prompting need for specialisation

The advent of the digital age along with significant shifts in consumer preferences have dramatically transformed the real estate industry in recent years, not least the traditional role of estate agents...

26 Jun 2019

Is living smaller for you?
Is living smaller for you?

Living small is right on trend, but is it really suitable for your lifestyle?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 25 Jun 2019

Western Cape rental market continues to outperform national average
Western Cape rental market continues to outperform national average

Last year saw the national average year-on-year (YoY) rental growth rate plummet from 6.4% in 2017 to just 3.9% at the end of 2018, however not all markets performed equally...

25 Jun 2019

Why now is the time to purchase a buy-to-let student apartment
Why now is the time to purchase a buy-to-let student apartment

Many factors suggest that the latter half of the year may just be the right time to commit to the buy-to-let market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Jun 2019

Become a commercial property value investor, not a market investor
Become a commercial property value investor, not a market investor

Now is the perfect opportunity to become a value investor in commercial and industrial property and to ditch the generalist market investor approach...

By Tony Bales 24 Jun 2019

R600m redevelopment on the cards for PE's Boardwalk Precinct
R600m redevelopment on the cards for PE's Boardwalk Precinct

Flanagan & Gerard Group and Moolman Group have signed an agreement with Emfuleni Resorts, a subsidiary of Sun International, to extend and upgrade the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth, in a R600m redevelopment project...

24 Jun 2019

Equites Property Fund listing on A2X approved
Equites Property Fund listing on A2X approved

Equites Property Fund Limited shares will be available for trade on A2X Markets from 1 July this year following its listing on the exchange...

24 Jun 2019

The average age of buyers in SA's capital cities
The average age of buyers in SA's capital cities

Knowing the age profile of recent buyers and sellers within your suburb can help you market your home effectively and increase your chances of selling fast...

By Adrian Goslett 21 Jun 2019

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#SONA2019: Accelerated rural, urban land reform key to growth

President Cyril Ramaphosa says accelerated land reform in rural and urban areas and a clear property rights regime is required to ensure faster economic growth...

21 Jun 2019

NEPI Rockcastle lists on A2X
NEPI Rockcastle lists on A2X

NEPI Rockcastle listed on the A2X Markets stock exchange earlier this week with its shares now available for trade...

20 Jun 2019

Luxury hotel brand, Labotessa to launch in Cape Town
Luxury hotel brand, Labotessa to launch in Cape Town

Labotessa, a 17th-century congregational church now turned lifestyle hotel, will open in Cape Town in August 2019...

20 Jun 2019

10 trends shaping the African property industry
10 trends shaping the African property industry

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit's organising committee has released its high-level white paper...

20 Jun 2019

The flexible workplace is here to stay, and this is why
The flexible workplace is here to stay, and this is why

Regardless of whether the user is a millennial with multiple jobs, a corporate-free freelancer, digital nomad, savvy small business owner or large global corporate, they're all turning to flexible office spaces as their work location of choice...

By Andrew Robinson 20 Jun 2019

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2019

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