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Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in Bridgwater
Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in BridgwaterArticle

The new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase Accor's new Plaza-design throughout...

31 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

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment
#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishmentArticle

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

Mixed outlook for SADC property markets as impact of Covid-19 becomes clearer
Mixed outlook for SADC property markets as impact of Covid-19 becomes clearerArticle

SADC real estate markets are diverse, often with high interest rates and large rental components affected by factors such as a decline in income, business closures and expat departures...

3 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

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

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

Lockdown brought property market to standstill in Q2 2020 - RE/MAX report
Lockdown brought property market to standstill in Q2 2020 - RE/MAX reportArticle

Results from the RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2020 show that the national Covid-19 lockdown brought the local housing market to a virtual standstill during the second quarter of this year...

10 Jul 2020

How property markets are faring as global lockdowns ease
How property markets are faring as global lockdowns easeArticle

Now that the majority of countries are loosening restrictions, following Covid-19-related lockdowns which negatively impacted the global economy...

8 Jul 2020

Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector now
Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector nowArticle

An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years...

Gerhard Zeelie 9 Jun 2020

Retail property's competitive disadvantage - an overhang from pre-2008
Retail property's competitive disadvantage - an overhang from pre-2008Article

In a previous note, we indicated that, in the post-lockdown recessionary period we would likely see the direct economy-related pressures being more severe on the industrial property sector...

John Loos 14 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

Latest RE/MAX Housing Report reflects effects of Covid-19
Latest RE/MAX Housing Report reflects effects of Covid-19Article

The state of the South African housing market is under pressure now more so than ever before owing to the spread of Covid-19...

16 Apr 2020

Latest RE/MAX Housing Report reflects effects of Covid-19Article

The state of the South African housing market is under pressure now more so than ever before owing to the spread of Covid-19...

Issued by 16 Apr 2020

For property investors it remains a buyers' market
For property investors it remains a buyers' marketArticle

Lightstone Property recently released their Residential Property Indices for March 2020....

11 Mar 2020

Q4 2019 slower than usual - RE/MAX National Housing Report
Q4 2019 slower than usual - RE/MAX National Housing ReportArticle

The RE/MAX National Housing Report for Q4 reveals that the fourth quarter of 2019 managed to reflect growth on the previous year's figures...

17 Jan 2020

Q4 2019 slower than usual - RE/MAX National Housing ReportArticle

The RE/MAX National Housing Report for Q4 reveals that the fourth quarter of 2019 managed to reflect growth on the previous year's figures...

Issued by 17 Jan 2020

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Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion IslandArticle

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

10 Jan 2020

Reza Hendrikse
Diversification is key during market uncertaintyArticle

After a quiet start to the third quarter, a familiar script began playing out with President Donald Trump once again proceeding to threaten China with additional tariffs on imports...

Reza Hendrickse 6 Dec 2019

Global housing markets experiencing moderate growth
Global housing markets experiencing moderate growthArticle

The South African property market is not the only one that has experienced a slow period of growth...

21 Oct 2019

How inclusionary housing can make Cape Town a better place
How inclusionary housing can make Cape Town a better placeArticle

Last month, Ndifuna Ukwazi launched litigation in the Western Cape High Court to advance inclusionary housing in Cape Town. Some members of the public may be asking: what is inclusionary housing? Why do we need it?

Jonty Cogger 17 Oct 2019

Decrease in residential selling times encouraging
Decrease in residential selling times encouragingArticle

Signs of an emerging turnaround in residential property activity are continuing, as the housing market in South Africa demonstrates ongoing resilience despite the challenges of a muted economy and socio-political impacts...

12 Sep 2019

Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high
Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still highArticle

Nigeria's economy is showing some green shoots that point to improved growth in the coming quarters but the outlook has done little to bolster investor confidence in the local retail and office market sectors...

11 Sep 2019

Africa's real estate sector poised for growth
Africa's real estate sector poised for growthArticle

Host of the 10th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit Kfir Rusin asks: as Central and Eastern Europe become increasingly popular for South Africa's property sector due to subdued growth potential and earnings locally, should these funds not be investing closer to home?

12 Aug 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

London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new report
London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new reportArticle

The 13th annual Knight Frank Wealth Report has been released...

8 Mar 2019

Why property markets slow before elections
Why property markets slow before electionsArticle

With the election date recently set for 8 May 2019, it is possible that activity in the property market may improve in the months to follow...

Adrian Goslett 7 Mar 2019

Fireworks illuminate the sky around a huge euro sculpture. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
The euro at 20: An enduring success but a fundamental failureArticle

New Year's Day 1999 saw the largest monetary changeover in history. On that date, just 20 years ago, 12 members of the European Union formally adopted a brand-spanking-new currency, the euro...

Barry Eichengreen 11 Jan 2019

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

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...

Samuel Seeff 9 Jan 2019

Property experts' reaction to interest rate hike
Property experts' reaction to interest rate hikeArticle

The rate hike just before the festive season puts more financial pressure on South Africans already feeling the pinch will mean higher repayments on debt like home loans, credit cards and vehicle finance...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Nov 2018

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Broll releases Q3:2018 snapshot report for Nigerian property marketsArticle

The Broll Property Intel Nigeria Snapshot Q3:2018 has been released, providing an overview of the country's current economic standing and the state of its retail, office and industrial markets...

23 Nov 2018

Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs
Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbsArticle

Homeowners and buyers will need to continue tightening their belts as the interest rate climbs...

Stuart Manning 23 Nov 2018

Will Q4 be a turning point for Western Cape property?
Will Q4 be a turning point for Western Cape property?Article

The Western Cape is renowned for its buoyant property market, which has made the recent months of relative price stagnation unusually worrying for residents accustomed to consistent growth...

Schalk van der Merwe 16 Oct 2018

SAIBPP, UCT launch new property entrepreneurship programme
SAIBPP, UCT launch new property entrepreneurship programmeArticle

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP), in partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT), has launched a new property entrepreneurship programme aimed at first-time property entrepreneurs...

11 Oct 2018

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Cape Town best luxury-for-price proposition for retirement propertyArticle

Retirement property markets worldwide are strengthening. Driven by increasing longevity and quality of lifestyle trends, retirees are now looking to dual citizenships and investment in international destinations...

29 Aug 2018

Demystifying 6 of SA's property market risks
Demystifying 6 of SA's property market risksArticle

As key players within the residential property markets, commercial banks have become expert in managing the associated risks of being exposed to the mortgage market...

3 Jul 2018

Broll releases latest research report on SADC property market
Broll releases latest research report on SADC property marketArticle

Broll Property Group has released a new report, SADC Market Snippet 2018, providing the latest property market research on certain SADC countries...

19 Jun 2018

Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sector
Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sectorArticle

JSE-listed Equites Property Fund recently announced its annual results for the year ended 28 February 2018, revealing...

Sindy Peters 15 May 2018

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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

Standard Bank's house prices index shows continued slowed growth
Standard Bank's house prices index shows continued slowed growthArticle

According to Standard Bank's house prices index (HPI), growth in residential home prices slowed for a third straight month in March...

10 Apr 2018

Cape Town residential property market ranked world's second top-performing market
Cape Town residential property market ranked world's second top-performing marketArticle

According to the Knight Frank 2018 Wealth Report's Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100), Cape Town grew by 19.9% between 2016-2017...

28 Mar 2018

Sorry, Jozi and CT, Durban is SA's most liveable city
Sorry, Jozi and CT, Durban is SA's most liveable cityArticle

With amazing weather all year round, the warm Indian Ocean, great schools, free-flowing traffic and excellent value for money in the property market, Durban boasts a lifestyle like no other...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Mar 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purposeArticle

According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

Alison Groves 28 Dec 2017

JLL releases property market reports for Q3 2017
JLL releases property market reports for Q3 2017Article

JLL has released its South African market reports for the office, industrial and retail markets for Q3 2017...

22 Nov 2017

Property remains safe haven asset for investors
Property remains safe haven asset for investorsArticle

When the economy is struggling with low growth, as South Africa's currently is, there are still opportunities for investments...

11 Oct 2017

How African property markets can move beyond the ‘pioneering' phase
How African property markets can move beyond the ‘pioneering' phaseArticle

Property pioneers have already taken the first steps in shaping Africa's urban landscapes, constructing landmark malls, hotels and office blocks that could be called iconic...

Selwyn Blieden 25 Aug 2017

RICS requests input on new property standard
RICS requests input on new property standardArticle

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is updating its global property measurement standard...

15 May 2017

George Radford, IP Global director of Africa
More governments considering higher taxes on foreign buyersArticle

To protect local property buyers and keep price increases in check, governments are considering introducing additional property taxes predominantly on foreign purchases...

24 Apr 2017

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