Property Trends 2020

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Euphonik shares insights from his property investment journey
Euphonik shares insights from his property investment journey

Not just a musical maestro, DJ Euphonik aka Themba Mbongeni Nkosi is a savvy property investor with an impressive property portfolio...

7 Feb 2020

Balwin Properties to develop R9bn Munyaka in Waterfall
Balwin Properties to develop R9bn Munyaka in Waterfall

JSE-listed Balwin Properties announced this week its plans for Munyaka, a R9bn development in Waterfall, Midrand...

7 Feb 2020

Sharing isn't just caring - it's also impacting the property market
Sharing isn't just caring - it's also impacting the property market

The sharing economy and its cousin the caring economy already have deep cultural roots across South Africa...

By Marcél du Toit 7 Feb 2020

Survey: How to get tenants to stay put
Survey: How to get tenants to stay put

Just Property recently conducted a national survey of tenants beyond their existing client base with more than 2,600 responses providing insights invaluable to landlords wanting to retain or attract great tenants...

6 Feb 2020

Radisson Hotel Group to debut its fourth brand in South Africa
Radisson Hotel Group to debut its fourth brand in South Africa

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. The hotel, which will debut in 2022, marks the group's fourth brand and thirteenth hotel to open in South Africa...

5 Feb 2020

CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index
CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index

Across the 27 cities in the Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, capital values in 2020 are forecast to grow by 1.8% on average...

5 Feb 2020

Disruption, confidence in SA commercial real estate
Disruption, confidence in SA commercial real estate

Proptech, investor confidence, the new repo rate, a big shake up and co-working spaces continue to soar. This year welcomes major shifts...

By John Jack 5 Feb 2020

Local property investors urged not to lose hope
Local property investors urged not to lose hope

The South African economy is performing poorly and has been for some time now, but Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, is urging South Africans not allow their confidence...

4 Feb 2020

Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component
Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component

Given the weak state of many local governments' finances, it is likely that council rates and taxes, and municipal charges components of property operating costs will be a key property "theme" again in 2020...

By John Loos 3 Feb 2020

Devmark launches property management division
Devmark launches property management division

Devmark Property Group has launched a new property management division within the group...

3 Feb 2020

Constitution Amendment Bill submissions extended
Constitution Amendment Bill submissions extended

The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has extended the deadline for written submissions on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill...

31 Jan 2020

Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution
Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution

Co-working spaces have been growing in all the world's major cities for 15 years. But what makes them so popular?

By Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay 31 Jan 2020

Lagos seeing blue-chip demand for turnkey office solutions
Lagos seeing blue-chip demand for turnkey office solutions

Unlike its major commercial counterparts in South Africa, office market performance within Lagos, Nigeria, has remained fairly constant over the past year - with slight improvements in the frequency of enquiries and completed transactions...

Issued by Excellerate Property Services 30 Jan 2020

Atterbury develops new 13,500m² showroom for WeBuyCars
Atterbury develops new 13,500m² showroom for WeBuyCars

WeBuyCars has a new showroom in Cape Town that was purpose-built by property developer Atterbury...

30 Jan 2020

Rentvesting to become a reality in SA property market
Rentvesting to become a reality in SA property market

They call it rentvesting, a label coined by millennials as they find disruptive ways to climb the property ladder...

By Marcél du Toit 30 Jan 2020

10 tips landlords should know about property inspections
10 tips landlords should know about property inspections

Here are 10 tips for landlords on property inspections...

By Steve van Wyk 30 Jan 2020

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Deadline to comment on land reform approaches

Interested parties have until Friday to comment on legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution...

29 Jan 2020

West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses
West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses

Five Elands Bay beach property owners have been served warning notices by the Western Cape's environmental authorities for allegedly illegally building houses and other structures within the protected coastal zone...

By John Yeld 29 Jan 2020

New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry
New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry

Property finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process...

28 Jan 2020

Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond
Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond

The real estate industry is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this business. And it is technology-driven. I expect that more and more, players in our industry will adapt their business models to ensure that they stay relevant in times to come...

By Paul Stevens 27 Jan 2020

The rising tide of the silver economy
The rising tide of the silver economy

Whilst we may not yet have discovered the long-coveted elixir of eternal youth, the truth is that humans are now getting older than ever before; we are living longer, leading more active lives and, as a result, the 60-plus age group is far more independent than their predecessors...

By Chris Cilliers 27 Jan 2020

6 essential considerations when choosing office space
6 essential considerations when choosing office space

In the age of flexible work environments and remote employees, choosing the right office space may not feel like a make-or-break move anymore...

By Craig Mott 27 Jan 2020

Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite
Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite

The City of Cape Town is "subsidising the wealthy elite" by planning to extend the lease on the Rondebosch golf course for another ten years at a very low rental fee, says activist group Ndifuna Ukwazi...

By Lucas Nowicki 24 Jan 2020

Madison to acquire 46.5% equity stake in Redefine's Polish logistics platform
Madison to acquire 46.5% equity stake in Redefine's Polish logistics platform

Expected to be finalised by the end of February, Madison International Realty is acquiring a 46.5% equity stake in JSE-listed Redefine Properties' Polish logistics platform held through European Logistics Investment...

23 Jan 2020

Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach
Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach

Property has traditionally been one of the safest forms of investment, offering stable long-term returns. But with South African residential property prices in decline, a sluggish economy, and fears around expropriation without compensation, it may not feel as sound as it once did...

By Hugo Venter 23 Jan 2020

New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa
New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa

According to research from Turner & Townsend, major global data centre markets are seeing soaring construction costs as development in new and emerging hubs continues to heat up...

23 Jan 2020

Wimpy teams up with DHQ for Sandton City restaurant revamp
Wimpy teams up with DHQ for Sandton City restaurant revamp

Wimpy enlisted the interior designer services of DHQ Interior Brand Architects for its newly-reopened Sandton City restaurant in Johannesburg...

22 Jan 2020

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in...

By Xolile Sizani 22 Jan 2020

Equites to develop R1.3bn logistics warehouse facility for Pepkor
Equites to develop R1.3bn logistics warehouse facility for Pepkor

Equites Property Fund Limited (Equites) is set to develop a 122,734m2 logistics warehouse facility in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal for Pepkor at a total cost of R1.3bn...

22 Jan 2020

Decorex Africa's major lighting trends for 2020
Decorex Africa's major lighting trends for 2020

In the Decorex Africa Trend Report for 2020, designers and manufacturers showcase all the latest trends, concepts and products that will guide and inspire...

21 Jan 2020

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