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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing
Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better
In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office...

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm
African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm

According to Tim White, CEO of Profica, the logistics and warehousing sectors have strong fundamentals in place which may see the industrial sector weather the Covid-19 storm and emerge with a more positive long-term outlook...

25 Jun 2020

The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air
The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air

"What will it take to encourage much more widespread reliance on working at home for at least part of each week?" asked Frank Schiff, the chief economist of the US Committee for Economic Development, in The Washington Post in 1979...

By Andrew Wallace 22 Jun 2020

Webinar: Covid-19 will not define the property market's future
Webinar: Covid-19 will not define the property market's future

Broll's inaugural webinar focused on strategies and solutions that can be employed during the recovery phase of the Covid-19 crisis...

10 Jun 2020

Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector now
Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector now

An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years...

By Gerhard Zeelie 9 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100
Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100

Knight Frank has released its 2020 Wealth Report revealing the results of its Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100)...

5 Mar 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

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

Drones for real estate: What you need to know
Drones for real estate: What you need to know

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

By Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

By Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector
#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector

When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

By Gerhard Zeelie 6 Jan 2020

Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo
Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo

Amr Sultan, Managing Director of Landmark Sabbour and Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International at the signing ceremony of W Cairo

23 Dec 2019

Growthpoint Investec African Properties acquires 100% of RMB Westport
Growthpoint Investec African Properties acquires 100% of RMB Westport

Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) announced last week that it has successfully concluded the acquisition of 100% of RMB Westport Real Estate Development Fund Limited...

17 Dec 2019

Technology, innovation can help halt land sector corruption in Africa - AfDB
Technology, innovation can help halt land sector corruption in Africa - AfDB

Speaking at the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa on Monday, 25 November, African Development Bank senior vice president Charles Boamah urged African countries to act faster in purging corruption in the land sector...

26 Nov 2019

2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa: Why it matters
2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa: Why it matters

This year's Conference on Land Policy in Africa, 25-29 November, is themed 'Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa'...

25 Nov 2019

Upward trend in African mixed-use developments presents challenges, opportunities
Upward trend in African mixed-use developments presents challenges, opportunities

From the Cape's Harbour Arch to Cairo's The Gate, mixed-use projects in Africa are revitalising urban nodes and mirroring the international upward trend of creating multifunctional precincts in urban areas...

By Tim White 25 Nov 2019

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) members sign Cape Town Declaration for governments to address housing finance shortage.
5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortage

Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

15 Nov 2019

Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective
Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective

A combination of political volatility, regulatory uncertainty and economic stagnation has seen South Africa understandably falling out of favour with local and global property investors of late. However, much of the rest of Africa remains a relatively attractive investment proposition...

By Gerhard Zeelie 11 Nov 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience
6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners
Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners

Now in its third year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in the property industry...

15 Oct 2019

Africa proptech association launched, predicts vibrant startup ecosystem for continent
Africa proptech association launched, predicts vibrant startup ecosystem for continent

According to the founders of the recently launched Proptech Africa association, the continent's fast-growing property sector is expected to benefit dramatically in years to come from the emergence of a vibrant proptech startup ecosystem...

3 Oct 2019

Why mixed-use is the key to funding African hotel development
Why mixed-use is the key to funding African hotel development

A new report from JLL, an international professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance new hotel projects in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development...

16 Sep 2019

Africa's real estate sector poised for growth
Africa's real estate sector poised for growth

Host of the 10th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit Kfir Rusin asks: as Central and Eastern Europe become increasingly popular for South Africa's property sector due to subdued growth potential and earnings locally, should these funds not be investing closer to home?

12 Aug 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

Broll, Cushman & Wakefield enter Africa affiliation partnership
Broll, Cushman & Wakefield enter Africa affiliation partnership

The Broll Property Group and Cushman & Wakefield have entered into an exclusive affiliation arrangement, branded Cushman & Wakefield Broll, covering the Sub-Saharan Africa region...

13 Jun 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities
High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022
Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022

During this years Indian Ocean Hotel Investment Forum event in Mauritius, the Radisson Hotel Group shared its Indian Ocean development strategy and market insight with hotel owners, developers, banks, investment funds and hotel groups...

29 May 2019

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