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Emira adds two more shopping centres to its US portfolio
Emira adds two more shopping centres to its US portfolio

Emira Property Fund has made two further equity investments into grocery-anchored dominant shopping centres in the USA...

17 May 2019

Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate
Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate

As many retailers are looking to go digital and shrink their physical presence, lease agreements need to be fair and reasonable to protect both tenant and landlord in a volatile economic climate...

By Nabeela Edris 17 May 2019

Election results set to boost commercial property prices, lower yields
Election results set to boost commercial property prices, lower yields

With the elections now over and the results announced, we can now start to expect more movement in the commercial property sector across South Africa...

By John Jack 16 May 2019

EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce
EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce

Change your shopping habits if you want to lighten your environmental footprint, says Hadley Dean, CEO of JSE-listed EPP...

15 May 2019

Have your say in Bojanala SEZ designation
Have your say in Bojanala SEZ designation

The public has 30 days in which to have their say in the designation of the Bojanala Special Economic Zone in the North West province, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday...

13 May 2019

2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries
2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for this year's South African Council of Shopping Centres' (SACSC) Retail Design and Development Awards 2019...

13 May 2019

These small upgrades could make your commercial property more desirable
These small upgrades could make your commercial property more desirable

The bottom line in owning commercial property is to make money, but this won't happen if you are experiencing frequent vacancies...

By Leon Breytenbach 10 May 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal
Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon...

3 May 2019

Is experiential retail delivering for SA malls?
Is experiential retail delivering for SA malls?

As more and more trading takes place through an online channel with a consequent reduction in comparative trading densities, we can expect a shift in how malls inform their key metrics such as tenant mix and rent-to-turnover ratios...

3 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Expanding into Africa, it's full steam ahead for The Business Exchange
#AfricaMonth: Expanding into Africa, it's full steam ahead for The Business Exchange

With community and collaboration the key drivers of the co-working revolution, disruption in the traditional office space market seems all but inevitable...

By Sindy Peters 2 May 2019

Entries open for 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards
Entries open for 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards

Shopping centre owners, mall marketing departments and agencies are invited to enter the South African Council of Shopping Centres' 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards...

30 Apr 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets
Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets

Target growth markets include Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa; Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa; and Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa...

26 Apr 2019

Amdec Group unveils R1.5bn Yacht Club in Cape Town
Amdec Group unveils R1.5bn Yacht Club in Cape Town

The Amdec Group recently unveiled its latest development The Yacht Club, a mixed-use property that includes 170 luxury residential apartments, 6,000m2 of premium-grade office space spanning two levels, and Africa's first AC Hotel by Marriott...

24 Apr 2019

Ratanga returns in R57m Canal Walk upgrade
Ratanga returns in R57m Canal Walk upgrade

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is set to undergo a multi-million-rand renovation, which will see a revamp of its food court and the inclusion of The Ratanga Family Entertainment Centre...

18 Apr 2019

Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion
Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion

Fortress REIT says the first phase of its White River Crossing development, a retail and leisure centre near the Kruger National Park, is nearing completion and is on course for its scheduled opening on 22 August...

16 Apr 2019

Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin
Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin

Divercity Urban Renewal Fund has taken transfer of the 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg's ABSA Precinct...

12 Apr 2019

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New report: Africa to remain a compelling property investment destination

Knight Frank has published its new Africa Horizons report highlighting that office yields remained largely stable in most African markets over the past two years, anchored by patient domestic capital...

12 Apr 2019

Tips for investing in commercial property
Tips for investing in commercial property

Property has always been considered a good investment because whether the market falls or trends change, values will always recover again in time...

By Leon Breytenbach 11 Apr 2019

Mall of Tembisa development under way
Mall of Tembisa development under way

Work on the 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa, McCormick Property Development's (MPD) largest development to date, has begun...

11 Apr 2019

Meeting the green education challenge
Meeting the green education challenge

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

By Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

The next phase of real estate financing in Africa
The next phase of real estate financing in Africa

For a long time, the most prominent players in the African property sector have been private equity or other institutional investors...

By Selwyn Blieden 9 Apr 2019

Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio
Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio

Marriott estimates its development pipeline through 2023 represents up to $8bn of investment from property owners and is expected to generate over 20,000 new jobs across the region...

8 Apr 2019

New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sector
New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sector

Broll Property Intel has released it latest report unpacking how the retail property sector is evolving, and highlights some of the changing retail, consumer and technology trends...

3 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going green

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

By Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Office sector dominates investment growth in commercial real estate market in 2018
Office sector dominates investment growth in commercial real estate market in 2018

According to JLL Sub-Saharan Africa's recently released 2018 Investment Review, an annual analysis of investment activity in the South African commercial real estate market, investment activity recovered notably year-on-year...

1 Apr 2019

Using technology to ensure accurate property assessments
Using technology to ensure accurate property assessments

Cape Town property owners have until 29 March 2019 to submit in person objections to the 2018 General Valuation Roll (GV2018) and until the 30 April 2019 to submit objections via e-services or email...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Mar 2019

Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way
Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way

Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and Intersite Asset Investments, the Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park within the Umgeni precinct officially opened earlier this month...

25 Mar 2019

2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer
2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

19 Mar 2019

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