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Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

By John Loos 20 Apr 2021

High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey
High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey

We continue with the first quarter 2021 results of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey, which surveys a sample of commercial property brokers in the six major metros of South Africa...

By John Loos 8 Apr 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

By John Loos 25 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right

One of the first paradoxes a startup entrepreneur faces is choosing the size of their first rented - or purchased - business premises along with the duration of the lease...

By Allon Raiz 18 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

By Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry
#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

By Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown
Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown

Earlier in the year, we discussed the three major provincial regions' (Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape) property markets' ability to handle the major economic shock emanating from the coronavirus-related lockdowns...

By John Loos 16 Nov 2020

Key macro impacts of government finance on commercial property market
Key macro impacts of government finance on commercial property market

Given that 2019 levels of GDP were already insufficient to prevent rising average property vacancy rates, an even lower level of GDP is likely to imply lower demand for space (than 2019), and a further rise in average vacancy rates through the forecast period...

By John Loos 2 Nov 2020

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

By John Loos 18 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

By John Loos 14 Sep 2020

#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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