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Strong and stable: First South African invests in the IWG franchise model
Strong and stable: First South African invests in the IWG franchise modelArticle

South African investors are taking notice and the first franchise deal has been signed in South Africa between a local KZN entrepreneur Cassim Khan and IWG in March 2021...

Issued by GO Content Lab 28 Apr 2021

Keeping commercial properties performant: key focus areas for 2021
Keeping commercial properties performant: key focus areas for 2021Article

Emerging from the economic challenges of 2020, Craig Mott from the Rawson Property Group,says now is the time for commercial property landlords to regroup...

21 Apr 2021

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

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

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 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

Harbour Arch development
Absa adds another R1.43bn to Harbour Arch developmentArticle

In one of its largest deals in recent years, the Absa Commercial Property Finance division has provided a loan of R1,43bn, in addition to an existing facility of R210m, to develop the first tower of the Harbour Arch project ...

31 Mar 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

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

Thrifting takes its place in SA mega mall
Thrifting takes its place in SA mega mallArticle

Second-hand fashion store Thrift By Flav has opened in the Mall of Africa in Waterfall, becoming the first thrift store to open in a super-regional mall in South Africa.

10 Mar 2021

Where should African real estate investors put their money?
Where should African real estate investors put their money?Article

2020 was one of the most extraordinary years in living memory. The world to which we'd become so accustomed was flipped on its head...

Barbara Chanakira 10 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

Unpacking the commercial real estate landscape, rising trends for 2021
Unpacking the commercial real estate landscape, rising trends for 2021Article

While 2020 will forever be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, 2021 promises to bring exciting shifts...

John Jack 26 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Fish where the fish are in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Fish where the fish are in 2021Article

While writing this I am glad that I did not make any predictions for 2020 as I am sure that they would have all been incorrect. I fear that this year might be equally difficult to predict with many uncertainties...

Daan Du Toit 21 Jan 2021

Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?Article

After the worst economic downturn in decades, economic growth is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 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 industryArticle

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

Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

Flexibility to remain the norm in 2021, but offices still the more popular option
Flexibility to remain the norm in 2021, but offices still the more popular optionArticle

CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate John Jack looks at upcoming trends within the changing landscape of corporate real estate...

21 Dec 2020

Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SA
Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SAArticle

With demand for logistics real estate on the rise, due to a surge in e-commerce shopping in South Africa, some retail real estate owners are considering converting struggling retail properties into distribution sites...

1 Dec 2020

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

#IABInsightSeries: The morning after
#IABInsightSeries: The morning afterArticle

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and ACA Board member, talks us through three things he believes the pandemic has changed...

Jarred Cinman 25 Nov 2020

Commercial real estate and the endless quest for yield
Commercial real estate and the endless quest for yieldArticle

Returns (or yields) determine the value of a commercial property, with the general rule of thumb being the lower the price of purchase in relation to the rental, the higher the yield...

John Jack 25 Nov 2020

GBCSA appoints Attacq's Giles Pendleton as new chair
GBCSA appoints Attacq's Giles Pendleton as new chairArticle

Giles Pendleton, chief development officer of real estate investment trust Attacq, has been appointed the new chair of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), replacing IIse Swanepoel...

19 Nov 2020

The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need now
The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need nowArticle

Buying a home is a long-term commitment, especially as it involves a bond that could take upwards of 20 years to repay...

Carl Coetzee 18 Nov 2020

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-lockdownArticle

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...

John Loos 16 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

GBCSA achieves 600 Green Star certifications, award winners announced
GBCSA achieves 600 Green Star certifications, award winners announcedArticle

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced during the recent virtual 13th Green Building Convention that it had reached the 600-mark in Green Star certifications...

5 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

Why a recession is actually a good time to buy property
Why a recession is actually a good time to buy propertyArticle

Now on Level 1 lockdown, it is hopeful that South Africa is on the path to economic recovery, however, there is still some way to go, with the economy anticipated to shrink by 7.8% this year...

29 Oct 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

5 things to consider when leasing commercial property
5 things to consider when leasing commercial propertyArticle

Leasing office space for your business is even more daunting now as the country transitions out of lockdown...

Debbie Theron 29 Sep 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

Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our cities
Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our citiesArticle

It's easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities...

Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele 18 Sep 2020

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

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...

John Loos 14 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

Is real estate the career for you?
Is real estate the career for you?Article

Many people still think that a real estate career is all about earning easy money with loads of free time for leisure pursuits, and that the job involves little more than popping a sale board on the lawn and hosting a show house or two, but this could not be further from the truth...

Chris Cilliers 2 Sep 2020

Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you have
Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you haveArticle

Rather than raiding retirement annuities and selling off a valuable property at a fraction of its worth, Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, looks at the benefits of sweating the assets you have...

31 Aug 2020

What to look out for when property shopping for a home office
What to look out for when property shopping for a home officeArticle

According to Craig Mott, Cape Town regional sales manager for the Rawson Property Group, home offices are certainly taking off in popularity...

19 Aug 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

Hybrid working to define The Office 2.0
Hybrid working to define The Office 2.0Article

A recent Henderson Institute paper, The Science of Organisational Change, argues that the most successful organisations in the 2020s will be those who "constantly learn and adapt to changing realities..."

Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 17 Jul 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

Covid-19 sees CT CBD landlords, tenants cooperate to survive
Covid-19 sees CT CBD landlords, tenants cooperate to surviveArticle

From rent relief measures to the implementation of Covid-19 protocols, greater cooperation between commercial landlords and tenants in Cape Town's CBD...

14 Jul 2020

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Crazy times change behaviour. Forever.Article

Chris Botha, Group MD of Park Advertising says that despite the chaos there is more evidence that we will learn, overcome and possibly emerge from this crisis all the better...

Chris Botha 9 Jul 2020

Sales and lease-back deals - quick liquid capital for commercial property owners
Sales and lease-back deals - quick liquid capital for commercial property ownersArticle

Many businesses are struggling financially due to the extended lockdown and freeing up capital has become a necessity to keep businesses operational...

Gregg Huntingford 9 Jul 2020

Goodbye long leases, hello space as a service
Goodbye long leases, hello space as a serviceArticle

We used to work in offices. For the past few months we've worked at home. Until fairly recently, those were really the only two options that most office workers had...

Andrew Robinson 6 Jul 2020

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

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

SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdowns
SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdownsArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the world a lot, perhaps less through introducing new trends and more through speeding up old trends...

John Loos 18 Jun 2020

The official era of the entrepreneur
The official era of the entrepreneurArticle

Throughout human history, crises have been pivotal in developing our societies. Pandemics have helped advance healthcare systems, wars have fuelled technological innovations and the global financial crisis helped advance tech companies...

10 Jun 2020

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