IREM gives commercial property management a boost with launch of African chapter
IREM gives commercial property management a boost with launch of African chapter

US-based Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has increased its global footprint to 15 with the recent launch of its first African chapter...

12 Feb 2019

The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse
The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse

The shopping centre ecosystem is facing an apocalypse. Why? Because shops are middlemen and the internet is killing middlemen...

By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

6 mistakes companies make when choosing office space
6 mistakes companies make when choosing office space

The office you choose for your business has a direct impact on your employees, your clients, and of course your bottom line...

By Linda Trim 5 Feb 2019

Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD
Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD

Coinciding with Edcon's 90th birthday, the multi-billion-rand Johanneburg CBD renewal project will see the property on the corner of Pritchard and Joubert Streets renovated...

4 Feb 2019

Dynamic 2019 property market hinges on quality stock
Dynamic 2019 property market hinges on quality stock

If the thousands upon thousands of words penned in recent months about general sentiment in the South African property sector could be summarised in just a single one...

By Joff van Reenen 24 Jan 2019

Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town
Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town

Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels group...

23 Jan 2019

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SA investors reap rewards from good festive season trade at Polish malls

Poland's retail property sector paints a more positive picture for investors than many other sectors in South Africa and abroad, which had a rough year in 2018...

14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike
#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike

It is well known that South Africa has some of the highest levels of gross lettable retail area (GLA) per capita (adjusted for income per capita) in the world...

By Andrew Thabo Russell 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is coming
#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is coming

Until recently, work meant commuting to a nine-to-five job at the same desk in a conventional office. But the world of work has changed...

By Joanne Bushell 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends
#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!
#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!

Retail is facing tough times in a hyper-competitive environment. There are many reasons for this, but the sameness of many South African malls is a big contributor...

By Itumeleng Mothibeli 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How tech is disrupting - and benefiting - the corporate real estate industry
#BizTrends2019: How tech is disrupting - and benefiting - the corporate real estate industry

With the advancement of online content that's more reliable and accurate than ever, commercial property tenants are becoming more educated, switched-on and discerning...

By Simon Black 7 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January
5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent
Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent

Undertaken by architecture and interior architecture company Paragon, the 37 Commerce Crescent renovation project in Kramerville, Johannesburg, saw the existing industrial building rehabilitated...

3 Jan 2019

Growthpoint installs waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall
Growthpoint installs waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall

Growthpoint Properties has partnered with the Netherlands' Waste Transformers, installing an on-site, anaerobic digester at N1 City Mall in Cape Town...

27 Dec 2018

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Côte d'Ivoire's economy booms after opening of shopping mall

Côte d'Ivoire's most extensive shopping and leisure centre sees record footfall in opening weeks...

24 Dec 2018

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

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BON Hotels adds new DRC development to its Africa portfolio

BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of its Karibu Kolwezi hotel. Situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in April next year, will be the first of its kind for the Lualaba Province of the DRC.

14 Dec 2018

Willow Wood Office Park installs rooftop solar panels
Willow Wood Office Park installs rooftop solar panels

Heartwood Properties has partnered with SolarSaver in converting its Willow Wood Office Park in Fourways, Gauteng, to solar...

14 Dec 2018

Investment deal sees Knight Frank SA rebrand to Galetti
Investment deal sees Knight Frank SA rebrand to Galetti

Following the conclusion of an investment deal with black-owned private equity business Symmetry Capital Partners, Knight Frank South Africa has rebranded to Galetti Corporate Real Estate...

10 Dec 2018

Abland, Retail Africa to refurbish Norkem Corner shopping centre
Abland, Retail Africa to refurbish Norkem Corner shopping centre

Abland has partnered with Retail Africa in the refurbishment of Kempton Park's Norkem Corner shopping centre...

7 Dec 2018

Marriott International's European-inspired lifestyle brand opens in Cape Town
Marriott International's European-inspired lifestyle brand opens in Cape Town

Marriott International has opened the AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront; marking the debut of the brand in the Middle East and Africa...

5 Dec 2018

Varying degrees of activity in real estate sector as markets await election outcome
Varying degrees of activity in real estate sector as markets await election outcome

JLL has released its city reports for key markets across South Africa...

3 Dec 2018

AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel
AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel

AccorHotels has signed Mövenpick Hotel Dakar in partnership with Excellenc6 Senegal Hotels & Resorts...

30 Nov 2018

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Broll Property Intel's Ghana Snapshot Q3:2018 looks at impact of economic influences on markets

The report investigates the country's retail, office and industrial markets, assessing the current barriers to and opportunities for growth within each industry...

29 Nov 2018

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Broll releases Q3:2018 snapshot report for Nigerian property markets

The Broll Property Intel Nigeria Snapshot Q3:2018 has been released, providing an overview of the country's current economic standing and the state of its retail, office and industrial markets...

23 Nov 2018

Bernard Roy Seeff joins Heartwood Properties board of directors
Bernard Roy Seeff joins Heartwood Properties board of directors

Bernard Roy Seeff has joined Heartwood Properties' board as a non-executive director and to act as a member of its audit committee...

22 Nov 2018

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