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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 surveyArticle

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...

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 surveyArticle

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...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Undeterred by Covid-19, private capital continues to invest in commercial real estate
Undeterred by Covid-19, private capital continues to invest in commercial real estateArticle

According to Knight Frank's 2021 edition of The Wealth Report, private capital has been undeterred by the Covid-19 pandemic...

24 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?Article

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

Uptick in SA commercial property sellers now turning to vendor loans
Uptick in SA commercial property sellers now turning to vendor loansArticle

Fairly well known internationally, vendor loans (or vendor finance) are now growing in popularity in South Africa's commercial property markets, according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions.,,

30 Nov 2020

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

Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021
Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021Article

Covid-19 simply accelerated many existing trends, like retail footprint reductions and the appeal of quality retail assets outside of big cities..

Norman Raad 9 Nov 2020

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

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...

John Loos 2 Nov 2020

Flexibility central in shifting commercial property market
Flexibility central in shifting commercial property marketArticle

Covid-19 and its unprecedented impact on businesses in South Africa has had a significant knock-on effect on the commercial property market...

16 Oct 2020

Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdown
Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdownArticle

As previously expected, the Covid-19 lockdown, and resultant deep recession, has been taking its toll on the commercial property market, dragging capital growth deeper into negative territory in the first half of the year...

John Loos 16 Oct 2020

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

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

John Loos 18 Sep 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

How digital tech is transforming the commercial real estate sector
How digital tech is transforming the commercial real estate sectorArticle

From work-from-home policies to virtual events and scaling of IT support infrastructure, digital transformation within companies is taking place at every level due to Covid-19...

4 Sep 2020

Covid-19 sees 'overvalued' commercial property market correction
Covid-19 sees 'overvalued' commercial property market correctionArticle

Covid-19 has pushed the restart button on almost every sector of the property market...

Norman Raad 17 Aug 2020

Factors influencing commercial property market - what investors should consider
Factors influencing commercial property market - what investors should considerArticle

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on most markets and commercial property is no exception, says Louis van Rooyen, broker for Rawson Properties Somerset West. However, there are still great opportunities...

15 Jul 2020

Post-lockdown commercial property trends - early indications
Post-lockdown commercial property trends - early indicationsArticle

In the last week or so, my team has noticed a number of early trends emerging in the commercial property market as more and more companies prepare to get back to work...

Org Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for some
Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for someArticle

Having worked in the commercial property sector for many years, let me state a truth universally acknowledged, but often overlooked...

Rick de Sousa 29 May 2020

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

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

Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property market
Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property marketArticle

A slowing capital growth trend, into negative territory by 2019, has been in play in recent years. The coronavirus crisis is likely to add momentum to this correcting trend in 2020...

John Loos 4 May 2020

Ripple effects of supervening impossibility on commercial lease agreements
Ripple effects of supervening impossibility on commercial lease agreementsArticle

During this challenging time of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and national lockdown, it is appropriate when considering commercial lease agreements to also consider...

Darryl Furman and Jayde Vaughan 22 Apr 2020

When the Covid clouds clear - future of the commercial property market
When the Covid clouds clear - future of the commercial property marketArticle

From a long-term investor perspective, property needs to be viewed as a long-term investment, with decisions made looking to the future...

Andrew Jefferson 21 Apr 2020

Why you should consider an investment property in Scotland
Why you should consider an investment property in ScotlandArticle

There is more to Scotland than the Highlands, Scottish whiskey and the legend of King Arthur...

12 Mar 2020

Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate rising
Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate risingArticle

We head into 2020 with little in the way of improvement in key leading economic indicators, suggesting to us that the commercial property market will likely see "more of the same" this year...

John Loos 21 Jan 2020

4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape
4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscapeArticle

There's a lot of talk about future cities, many of them being the sprawling metropolises of the world. The new world order for professionals, executives, and indeed millennial behaviour is to catch a taxi to work if needed, then to walk from work to gym, move on to coffee with friends - and cycle, walk or take a quick Uber home...

11 Sep 2019

How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sector
How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sectorArticle

The announcement this week by the Reserve Bank governor to keep the repo rate unchanged shows that there is some stability in the economy...

John Jack 24 May 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

Using technology to ensure accurate property assessments
Using technology to ensure accurate property assessmentsArticle

Cape Town property owners have until 29 March 2019 to submit in person objections to the 2018 General Valuation Roll (GV2018) and until the 30 April 2019 to submit objections via e-services or email...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Mar 2019

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5 disruptors the commercial property market should consider during 2019Article

The past year has seen a plethora of disruptors which are influencing the world of commerce, the property market included...

Leon Breytenbach 5 Mar 2019

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

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

Linda Tshabalala 7 Jan 2019

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Will remote work spaces have a negative effect on commercial property markets?Article

The negative impact of working remotely upon the commercial property market is of concern to both investors and commercial property agents, alike...

24 Apr 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

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Adding intelligence to the property gameArticle

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

Growthpoint forced to look at new income streams
Growthpoint forced to look at new income streamsArticle

Sector heavyweight Growthpoint Properties last week declared dividend growth of a decent 6.5% for the year to June 30. Income payouts were boosted by the company's recent entry into Romania as well as the inclusion of profits from its new trading and development business...

Joan Muller 11 Sep 2017

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2017 SAIBPP Indaba to address contentious issues around state of SA property industryArticle

The 2017 South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) Annual Convention & Property Indaba, set to take place from 2-3 August 2017, will launch with a full day development site tour of Johannesburg...

1 Aug 2017

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These are some of the potential disruptors to the commercial property marketArticle

There could be major changes in the pipeline for the commercial property market...

27 Jul 2017

How junk status will affect SA's retail property industry
How junk status will affect SA's retail property industryArticle

A topic on every citizen's mind is what the impact of the recent downgrade to junk status will have on the SA's economy...

Juane Schutte 2 May 2017

How to protect your property investment, keep it profitable
How to protect your property investment, keep it profitableArticle

New or first-time commercial property owners should take precaution against certain situations in order to keep their investments safe and profitable...

13 Apr 2017

Fieldspace VR launch
Fieldspace launches VR solution in property marketArticle

Transforming the way in which property brokers and potential tenants view its available space to let, the Fieldspace Property Group has launched a new virtual reality solution...

1 Mar 2017

#Budget2017: Commerical property sector to experience tough times ahead
#Budget2017: Commerical property sector to experience tough times aheadArticle

According to Broll Property Group, the low economic growth prospects will continue to drive cautiousness in the commercial property sector...

24 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Commercial property market performing with optimism
#BizTrends2017: Commercial property market performing with optimismArticle

The South African economy has once again underperformed in 2016, showing no signs of a comeback. The International Monetary Fund revised economic growth expectations for 2016 and 2017 down to 0.1% and 0.8% respectively. Despite this challenge, the commercial property market is performing with much optimism...

Ndibu Motaung 29 Dec 2016

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RMB Holdings acquires stake in Mall of Africa developer, AtterburyArticle

RMB Holdings (RMH) has diversified its banking interests to the commercial property market by acquiring a 25.01% stake in Mall of Africa developer Atterbury...

Joan Muller 4 May 2016

Residential property market expected to remain robust
Residential property market expected to remain robustArticle

During 2008/2009, when the worldwide recession impacted property markets across the globe, both the residential and commercial property markets in South Africa experienced a decline at the same time...

Chris Renecle 20 Jan 2016

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[BizTrends 2016] Transaction activity to strengthen in commercial propertyArticle

The South African commercial property market has broadly performed relatively well in the past few years despite the disappointing economic climate and somewhat mixed market fundamentals...

Ndibu Motaung 12 Jan 2016

Dampened economic climate impacts on commercial property market
Dampened economic climate impacts on commercial property marketArticle

Low interest rates, coupled with ongoing investor confidence, has sustained the demand for commercial property for the past few years...

14 Sep 2015

Demand for industrial space remains high
Demand for industrial space remains highArticle

In terms of rental trends, demand and vacancy rates, industrial space has outperformed its office and retail counterparts in the past year or so...

14 Sep 2015

International commercial property market remains positive
International commercial property market remains positiveArticle

According to the second quarter 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Monitor, sentiment in the commercial property market remains positive across much of the world, although there are some exceptions to this broad trend...

19 Aug 2015

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

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

Q&A with Greg Beadle at The Bureaux on the shared workspace concept
Q&A with Greg Beadle at The Bureaux on the shared workspace conceptArticle

Greg Beadle, professional photographer and founder of Cape Town's innovative new commercial property project, The Bureaux, shares some insight on the shared workspace concept, the latest trends in offices, and the way people are choosing to work...

3 Jun 2015

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