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Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for some
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 3 days ago

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

Redesigning workspaces for a post-Covid-19 world
Redesigning workspaces for a post-Covid-19 world

Countries that have suffered the most severe outbreaks of Covid-19 are seeing infection rates level off as lockdowns and widespread restrictions on movement take effect...

By Michael Aldridge 15 May 2020

Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted it
Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted it

It is fashionable to have an opinion on how the Covid-19 crisis is "changing the world"...

By John Loos 12 May 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on location choice and future living spaces
Impact of Covid-19 on location choice and future living spaces

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, considers how the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis will impact on our choice and location of accommodation and living spaces...

12 May 2020

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

By Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession
Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

By John Loos 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Save where you can, cut costs where you must - Grant Smee, Only Realty
#LockdownLessons: Save where you can, cut costs where you must - Grant Smee, Only Realty

Grant Smee, MD of Only Realty and founder of EPiC South Africa, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 7 May 2020

Tips to keep your workspace clean and safe
Tips to keep your workspace clean and safe

The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder to maintain a clean and safe workspace environment...

7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Communication is key, keep talking, says Galetti's John Jack
#LockdownLessons: Communication is key, keep talking, says Galetti's John Jack

John Jack, CEO for Galetti Corporate Real Estate, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 6 May 2020

How co-working can be good for the bottom line
How co-working can be good for the bottom line

David Seinker, CEO and founder of The Business Exchange (TBE), unpacks why and how co-working is good for your bottom line...

Issued by Irvine Partners 16 Mar 2020

Changing of the guard heralds dramatic transformation of the workplace
Changing of the guard heralds dramatic transformation of the workplace

A changing of the guard last year is poised to precipitate a dramatic transformation in the workplace, the world of business and, thereby, commercial real estate...

28 Feb 2020

Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high
Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high

Nigeria's economy is showing some green shoots that point to improved growth in the coming quarters but the outlook has done little to bolster investor confidence in the local retail and office market sectors...

11 Sep 2019

#BizTrends2019: Slight uptick in investment activity expected
#BizTrends2019: Slight uptick in investment activity expected

The tough economic climate during 2017 induced pressure on the property market which did ultimately deter growth within this market...

By Linda Tshabalala 7 Jan 2019

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How digitalisation is impacting the listed property sector

The worldwide structural trend of consumers increasingly choosing to shop online instead of at their local mall will have implications for the South African listed real estate sector...

17 Aug 2018

Growthpoint issues inaugural $425m Eurobond
Growthpoint issues inaugural $425m Eurobond

Growthpoint plans to swap the net proceeds from its $425m Eurobond into euros to fund its expansion in Europe...

3 May 2018

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Emira upbeat over conversion of office block to residential

Emira Property Fund is confident that its first asset conversion of a property from office to residential will succeed and that this will prompt the company to complete more value-enhancing property conversions...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla
Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla

Investec Property Fund (IPF) has sold a seed portfolio to Izandla Property, its broad-based black empowerment partner, for R586.9m...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Aug 2017

DigitLab builds award-winning property app
DigitLab builds award-winning property app

Growthpoint again shone brightly in this year's SAPOA's Innovative Excellence Awards. Its newly developed Growthpoint App scooped a commendation for its innovation in the property sector...

Issued by Digitlab 26 Jul 2017

Compact urban living an emerging trend in commercial real estate
Compact urban living an emerging trend in commercial real estate

With the advent of a flexible work culture and urbanisation, commercial real estate investors are realising the need to adapt to the changing environment...

20 Mar 2017

Commercial property still important asset class for private buyers
Commercial property still important asset class for private buyers

With 27% of global transaction volumes attributed to private buyers in 2016, commercial real estate remains an important asset class for private investors...

3 Mar 2017

Emira to rebalance diversified portfolio, pursue new opportunities
Emira to rebalance diversified portfolio, pursue new opportunities

Performing in line with expectations for its full year, Emira Property Fund Limited recently reported a 68,93 cents dividend per share for its half-year ended 31 December 2016...

16 Feb 2017

Tower Property Fund grows its distributable earnings
Tower Property Fund grows its distributable earnings

Tower Property Fund grew its distributable earnings by 61% to R221m in the year to May, as the fund's offshore acquisition strategy...

By Alistair Anderson 5 Aug 2016

Growthpoint's solar farm at its Airport Industria building
Turning Growthpoint green

Growthpoint Properties is now embarking on its largest rooftop solar installations yet...

30 Mar 2016

Arrowhead strengthens its presence in Port Elizabeth
Arrowhead strengthens its presence in Port Elizabeth

Arrowhead Properties, one of the leading property funds in dealmaking, has acquired Port Elizabeth retail and office property, Cleary Park, for R460m...

By Alistair Anderson 6 Oct 2015

Tower Property Fund purchases eight industrial properties
Tower Property Fund purchases eight industrial properties

Tower Property Fund, as part of their strategy to increase their exposure to the industrial sector to 20%, recently purchased a property portfolio of eight industrial properties from HBW Holdings...

17 Jul 2015

Rosebank centre gets shot in the arm
Rosebank centre gets shot in the arm

The Zone @ Rosebank shopping centre is set to undergo an extensive redevelopment to the value of about R500m, its biggest revamp since it was built in the 1990s...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2015

Catch-22 of non-core property investments
Catch-22 of non-core property investments

Weak market conditions are preventing companies from heeding the calls of eager investors to sell properties that are not core to their business...

17 Jun 2015

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