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SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

By Jonathan Liebmann 22 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Power to the people - the modern office puts humanity first
#BizTrends2019: Power to the people - the modern office puts humanity first

Apart from enabling substantial innovations and efficiencies, technology has changed the way people are productive...

By Craig Hean 14 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends
#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends

The following developments are the main issues that will be affecting the residential property market in South Africa in 2019...

By Herschel Jawitz 10 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Will 2019 be the turnaround for the economy and property market?
#BizTrends2019: Will 2019 be the turnaround for the economy and property market?

That is the question on everyone's lips as we look forward to dusting off the challenges of 2018 which was, by all accounts, a challenging year for the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 9 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market
#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: The sky is the limit with IoT and AI
#BizTrends2019: The sky is the limit with IoT and AI

The rate at which technology has advanced recently is remarkable; particularly interesting for me is the 'internet of things' and for this reason I'm especially optimistic about the year ahead...

By Scott Field 8 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economy
#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economy

The South African economy is struggling, with ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes, a weakening rand and decreased consumer spend...

By Stuart Chait 8 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?

2018 saw the continuation of a tough economic climate keeping consumers under pressure. So it is not really surprising that rental growth dipped to levels last seen in 2014...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expect

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

By Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time
#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time

South Africa's residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019, but our predictions for the year are all positive...

By Berry Everitt 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market
#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market

These 10 new or increasing trends are expected to impact on the market in 2019...

By Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top
#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top

Township shopping centres are bucking the trend and outperforming other types of retail centres...

By Ina Lopion 12 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers
#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

By Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018
#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018

South Africa's real economic growth has been on a gradual downward trend since reaching a level of 3.3% in 2011, shortly after the recession of 2008/09...

By Jacques du Toit 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly
#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly

Judging by the current economic climate - which is unlikely to improve over the next year - rent levels will continue to rise in 2018...

By Johette Smuts 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018
#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018

The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018

There is still very much uncertainty regarding the outlook for the South African economy in 2018...

By Paul Stevens 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Commercial property at the mercy of shambolic politicking - trends for 2018 and beyond
#BizTrends2018: Commercial property at the mercy of shambolic politicking - trends for 2018 and beyond

2017 was a tough trading year for the commercial property sector...

By Simon Black 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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#BizTrends2018: Property trends forecast for 2018

Lightstone evaluates commercial and retail data within South Africa and forecasts 2018 trends for business, retail space and industrial zones...

By Linda Tshabalala 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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#BizTrends2018: Human experience is changing the future of work

Helping people to feel good at work goes far beyond achieving work-life balance...

By Ewout Holst 10 Jan 2018

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