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Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate market
Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate marketArticle

Real estate investment trusts, commonly known as Reits, are facing increasing pressure amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 26 Apr 2021

Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investors
Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investorsArticle

IWG Plc has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home...

Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Mar 2021

SAReit report reveals R3bn contribution in Covid-19 rental relief
SAReit report reveals R3bn contribution in Covid-19 rental reliefArticle

SAReit has released a report unpacking the extent of the Covid-19 rental relief initiatives provided by Reits to their tenants during the pandemic...

9 Mar 2021

Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investors
Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investorsArticle

Despite the patchy property performance last year, there are still pockets of excellence for the smart investor...

Gary Palmer 8 Feb 2021

Industrial property is a shining light in a gloomy property market
Industrial property is a shining light in a gloomy property marketArticle

Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of online retailing, hamstrung the hospitality sector and thrown the future of the office into question - none of which has been good news for commercial property owners...

Rael Levitt 12 Nov 2020

Exxaro HQ achieves 6-star As Built GBCSA rating
Exxaro HQ achieves 6-star As Built GBCSA ratingArticle

Developed and owned by Growthpoint Properties, the new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, Gauteng, has achieved a six-star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa...

30 Oct 2020

SA REIT repositioning strategy sees launch of institutional, research committees
SA REIT repositioning strategy sees launch of institutional, research committeesArticle

Representative association for South Africa's listed property sector SA REIT is rolling out a repositioning strategy and additional capacity following its 2020 annual general meeting when the decision was taken to grow the body's responsibilities...

27 Oct 2020

Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property market
Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property marketArticle

Speaking during a recent PSG Think Big series webinar, Estienne de Klerk, CEO of Growthpoint Properties, said, "Commercial rentals haven't gone mad; rates and taxes have...

10 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and the commercial rental market in SA
Covid-19 and the commercial rental market in SAArticle

Like many industries, real estate and construction has been hard hit by the effects of Covid-19 and the national lockdown after a year of a solid growth of 9% in 2019...

Richard Walker 23 Jul 2020

South Africa: Some hope for REITs
South Africa: Some hope for REITsArticle

It is well appreciated that the economy as whole has been hard hit by the lockdown measures introduced to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have not been immune to this and many are facing a significant uphill battle when it comes to maintaining cash flows...

Denny Da Silva 1 Jun 2020

Joanne Solomon joins SA REIT as CEO
Joanne Solomon joins SA REIT as CEOArticle

Joanne Solomon has been appointed the first CEO of the SA REIT Association, effective from 1 May 2020...

4 May 2020

Property mogul Marc Wainer passes away at 71
Property mogul Marc Wainer passes away at 71Article

Founder and former CEO of Redefine Properties Marc Wainer passed away on Monday morning, 20 April...

21 Apr 2020

Tips for reducing vacancies in your property portfolio
Tips for reducing vacancies in your property portfolioArticle

Tough economic times like the downward cycle we are in now calls for a new and fresh approach to ensure you are not sitting with costly vacancies...

Org Geldenhuys 10 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Female leadership in SA's property sector needs to be prioritised
#BizTrends2020: Female leadership in SA's property sector needs to be prioritisedArticle

We've made significant strides in the last decade and there is visible progress of women being integrated into various roles within different segments of South Africa's property sector...

Nonhlanhla Mayisela 13 Jan 2020

SA REIT publishes latest edition of Best Practice Recommendations
SA REIT publishes latest edition of Best Practice RecommendationsArticle

Following its first edition published in 2016, the SA REIT sector has published the second edition of its Best Practice Recommendations...

13 Nov 2019

Estienne de Klerk takes reins as SA REIT Association chair
Estienne de Klerk takes reins as SA REIT Association chairArticle

Estienne de Klerk has been elected chair of the SA REIT Association, which represents the South African listed REIT sector...

28 Aug 2019

Property sector transformation: The road is long, but clear
Property sector transformation: The road is long, but clearArticle

Property, and the ownership of land, is an emotive topic in South Africa. While progress towards redressing inequality in land ownership and the property sector could be far quicker, the good news is that...

Sandi Mbutuma 24 Jul 2019

Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitions
Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitionsArticle

A joint venture between Growthpoint Properties and Investec Asset Management, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) has begun executing on its strategy...

2 Jul 2019

10 trends shaping the African property industry
10 trends shaping the African property industryArticle

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit's organising committee has released its high-level white paper...

20 Jun 2019

How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownership
How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownershipArticle

When people want to invest in real estate they usually secure a loan to purchase a property - either residential or commercial. But there are other more efficient and less costly ways to invest in the property sector...

Marc Edwards 6 Jun 2019

Elias Masilela
More carrot less stick needed in investment choicesArticle

Forcing retirement funds to invest in certain prescribed assets is likely to have unintended consequences. It's likely to worsen the already fragile confidence in the economy...

26 Apr 2019

The next phase of real estate financing in Africa
The next phase of real estate financing in AfricaArticle

For a long time, the most prominent players in the African property sector have been private equity or other institutional investors...

Selwyn Blieden 9 Apr 2019

SA REIT Best Practice Recommendations draft second edition available for comment
SA REIT Best Practice Recommendations draft second edition available for commentArticle

Following a broad consultative process, the SA REIT Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) draft second edition is out for for public comment...

20 Mar 2019

The diversification of retail in Kenya
The diversification of retail in KenyaArticle

Kenya's retail sector is diversifying with the entry of new players and international brands into the market. This is despite the retail sector growing at a "lethargic rate"...

22 Feb 2019

SA REIT sector set for re-rating
SA REIT sector set for re-ratingArticle

As South Africa's real estate investment trust (SA REIT) sector heads for a re-rating, investors are optimistic of the sector rallying this year or next...

12 Feb 2019

4 experts share insights into thriving in the property investment space
4 experts share insights into thriving in the property investment spaceArticle

Four property industry experts recently shared their insights at Entrepreneurship To The Point, an entrepreneurship network hosted monthly by Growthpoint Properties' Property Point...

31 Jan 2019

SA REIT sector to focus on improved governance in 2019
SA REIT sector to focus on improved governance in 2019Article

According to Wynand Smit, real estate analyst at Anchor Stockbrokers, "The performance of SA REITs in the coming year will be influenced by improving levels of confidence in the listed property sector."

11 Jan 2019

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

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

SA REIT sector updating best practice guide for financial reporting
SA REIT sector updating best practice guide for financial reportingArticle

The SA REIT sector is updating its best practice recommendations for clearer, more comparable financial reporting of South African REITs...

2 Oct 2018

Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development
Entice global investment in Africa through domestic developmentArticle

To deploy global investment on a significant scale, Africa needs to develop the domestic conditions to absorb the much higher levels of global real estate investment currently considering Africa...

20 Sep 2018

Offshore investment presents big opportunity for SA REITs
Offshore investment presents big opportunity for SA REITsArticle

In the second half of 2018, the global sell-off in emerging markets, an intractably weak domestic economy, an oversupply of business space...

3 Jul 2018

Exemplar board of directors: (L-R) Greg Azzopardi, Peter Katzenellenbogen, Jason McCormick, John McCormick, Duncan Church, and Frank Berkeley. (Absent: Phatudi Maponya)
Exemplar REITail takes up spot on JSEArticle

Exemplar REITail, an offshoot of McCormick Property Development (MPD), has listed on the JSE...

12 Jun 2018

Stony Creek Marketplace, Noblesville, State of Indiana, USA
Emira invests in fourth US shopping centreArticle

JSE-listed REIT Emira Property Fund announced recently investment in its fourth shopping centre in the US...

9 May 2018

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?Article

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

19 Apr 2018

SA real estate investment saw slowdown in 2017: JLL report
SA real estate investment saw slowdown in 2017: JLL reportArticle

In its recently released 2017 Investment Review of the South African property market, real estate consulting firm JLL highlights a decline in overall capital invested (excluding new developments) to R13.3bn from R28.7bn in 2016...

16 Mar 2018

Investors seek property funds with specialisation
Investors seek property funds with specialisationArticle

Investors are seeking more exposure to property funds that offer some level of specialisation, says Evan Robins of Old Mutual Investment Group...

Alistair Anderson 13 Mar 2018

Housing shortage an opportunity for high investment yields
Housing shortage an opportunity for high investment yieldsArticle

Investment is needed in the affordable housing sector. Historically, growth in this sector has been hampered by perceptions of high risk and, as a result, undervalued investments...

Kiara Suttner 13 Feb 2018

L-R: SA REIT Association chairman Izak Petersen and Jaap L. Tonckens, CFO of Unibail-Rodamco, who will headline the SA REIT Conference 2018.
SA REITs deliver double-digit growth in 2017 for a second successive yearArticle

In 2017, the FTSE/JSE South African Listed Property Index (SAPY) achieved total returns of 17.2%, building on its performance of returns of 10.2% in 2016...

8 Feb 2018

Property firms chided over pay policy
Property firms chided over pay policyArticle

With the maturation of the listed South African property sector that began with just a few companies in the early 2000s, remuneration structures are now being challenged...

Alistiar Anderson 6 Feb 2018

Spooked property stocks have lost 16% this year
Spooked property stocks have lost 16% this yearArticle

Some light may be shed as to what caused renewed panic selling of real estate investment trusts (Reits) when Fortress releases its results on Friday, 2 February...

Robert Laing 2 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018Article

Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...

Michelé de Witt 25 Jan 2018

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Fairvest in takeover of Bara PrecinctArticle

JSE-listed property company Fairvest acquired a controlling stake in Bara Precinct, giving it a firmer foothold in the country's developing township economy...

Michelle Gumede 21 Dec 2017

Vukile grows retail portfolio in Spain
Vukile grows retail portfolio in SpainArticle

Local real estate investment trust (Reit) Vukile Property Fund closed weaker on Wednesday, 6 December, following an announcement that it was acquiring two more shopping centres in Spain...

Maarten Mittner 7 Dec 2017

SA REITs rank high among Top 100 Companies on JSE
SA REITs rank high among Top 100 Companies on JSEArticle

South African real estate investment trusts (REITs) ranked high this year on the list of the Top 100 Companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, based on performance...

22 Nov 2017

Jaap Tonckens to headline SA REIT Conference
Jaap Tonckens to headline SA REIT ConferenceArticle

Unibail-Rodamco CFO Jaap Tonckens will explore the latest REIT trends and investor sentiments in Western Europe at the SA REIT Conference 2018...

10 Nov 2017

Chairman of the SA REIT Association, Izak Petersen, and Mark Stevens, SA REIT Association’s marketing committee chairman.
2018 SA REIT Conference to look at opportunities in property sectorArticle

The third biennial SA REIT Conference is set for 15 March 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

20 Oct 2017

Equities acquires Coventry property
Equities acquires Coventry propertyArticle

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m...

Alistair Anderson 19 Oct 2017

Mike Teuchert, National Head of Taxation, Mazars
What to expect when gaining or losing REIT statusArticle

The introduction of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) legislation, which came into effect from 1 April 2013, has given rise to a substantial REIT industry...

Mike Teuchert 16 Oct 2017

Angel Shack, Waterfall City
Equites pays lavish dividendArticle

Equites Property Fund, which is focused on high-end logistics assets, delivered double-digit growth in dividends for the six months to August, making it one of the top-performing listed real estate groups...

Alistair Anderson 16 Oct 2017

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Local property companies should use tough economic times to strengthen themselves for the futureArticle

Real estate firms are no strangers to cyclical disruption, especially the likes of which the local market is experiencing at the moment, but to prosper in the future, the industry must enhance their capabilities to manage new types of disruptions...

Lee-Anne Bac 27 Sep 2017

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