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Redefine Properties defers dividend decision
Redefine Properties defers dividend decisionArticle

Redefine Properties shareholders will have to wait a little longer for a dividend after the company said on Friday, 14 May, that it has deferred a decision on...

Nqobile Dludla 3 days ago

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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Investec to buy back its head office for R2.2bnArticle

In a surprise move, Investec Bank will buy back its Sandton head office from SA's largest listed real estate group, Growthpoint Properties, for R2.2bn...

Alistair Anderson 26 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

Nedbank's R3.7bn exposure to Resilient
Nedbank's R3.7bn exposure to ResilientArticle

It's an old cliché that if you owe a bank R1m, you're in trouble; but if you owe plenty of billions and your weakness spells trouble for the entire property sector, it's the banks who are in trouble...

Rob Rose 12 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

Pack closes in on Fortress's top spot
Pack closes in on Fortress's top spotArticle

The days of Fortress dominating its rivals may be coming to an end as the company's dividend growth tapers off.

Alistair 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

Resilient creates Twitter account after fake one set up in Des de Beer's name
Resilient creates Twitter account after fake one set up in Des de Beer's nameArticle

A fake twitter account purporting to represent Resilient CEO Des de Beer was created on Thursday, 18 January, and was promptly deleted by the social media company...

Robert Laing 19 Jan 2018

Redefine expands in Poland
Redefine expands in PolandArticle

Redefine Properties has advanced its geographic diversification strategy by buying a strategic 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 assets across Poland...

Alistair Anderson 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

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

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance
Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performanceArticle

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres...

Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017

Tie-ups in store at listed property
Tie-ups in store at listed propertyArticle

The South African real estate investment trust (Reit) sector is poised to enter a period of sustained stress as SA's economic woes continue to hit hard...

Alistair Anderson 8 Aug 2017

'Natural step' for Heriot to join AltX
'Natural step' for Heriot to join AltXArticle

Diversified property group Heriot Reit listed on the AltX on Monday, 24 July, making it one of the few real estate companies to list in SA in 2017...

Alistair Anderson 26 Jul 2017

Izak Petersen is the new chairman of the SA REIT Association
Izak Petersen is the new chairman of the SA REIT AssociationArticle

Comprising all South African listed REITs (real estate investment trusts), members of the SA REIT Association represent a market capitalisation of around R400bn. Izak Petersen has recently been appointed its chairman...

29 Jun 2017

Greater private sector support needed for transformation in property sector
Greater private sector support needed for transformation in property sectorArticle

The latest Property Sector Market Size report by the Property Sector Charter Council shows that the sector in South Africa is estimated to be valued at R5.8tn...

28 Jun 2017

Store closures to squeeze Hyprop
Store closures to squeeze HypropArticle

Hyprop Investments, the blue chip R30bn specialist shopping centre owner is facing pressure following the tenant failure of department store chain Stuttafords at three of its malls and the possible closure of some of Edcon's retail outlets.

Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2017

Balwin shows payout spurt
Balwin shows payout spurtArticle

Balwin Properties, a sectional title unit developer, is on track to continue providing investors with strong dividend growth for some time, having grown its payouts 48% in the year to February, according to CEO Stephen Brookes...

Alistair Anderson 17 May 2017

Property indices shake-up
Property indices shake-upArticle

The JSE is expected to introduce three new indices to replace the current South African property index (Sapy) within the next three to four months, an eagerly awaited move which industry players believe will further boost the size and stature of listed real estate as an asset class...

Joan Muller 6 Mar 2017

New property indices expand investor choice
New property indices expand investor choiceArticle

The phasing out of the FTSE/JSE South African Listed Property Index (Sapy) and the creation of three indices have been welcomed by numerous fund managers, whose investment choice has been expanded...

Alistair Anderson 7 Feb 2017

Atlantic House in Nigeria
Tax structures hinder Nigeria REIT growthArticle

According to Bolaji Edu, Broll Nigeria CEO, while there is appetite to invest in the listed property sector on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the regulation is very tax inefficient and the sector remains underdeveloped...

22 Dec 2016

Arrowhead aims for 2017 acquisitions
Arrowhead aims for 2017 acquisitionsArticle

Diversified property group Arrowhead Properties has ambitions to make sizable acquisitions in 2017...

Alistair Anderson 5 Dec 2016

REITs shine on Empowerdex
REITs shine on EmpowerdexArticle

South African real estate investment trusts (REITs) make up nearly 10% of the companies listed on the JSE's Empowerdex...

3 Nov 2016

New ground for real estate: implications of GICS sector status
New ground for real estate: implications of GICS sector statusArticle

Real estate equities are in for a major change. Effective after financial markets close on 31 August 2016, index providers S&P Dow Jones and MSCI will expand their headline Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sectors from 10 to 11, with the promotion of real estate out of the financials sector and into its own headline sector. This will be the first major GICS sector change since the classification standards' creation in 1999...

Wilson Magee 2 Sep 2016

Property remains stagnant but commercial sector offers pockets of growth
Property remains stagnant but commercial sector offers pockets of growthArticle

Nearly a decade since the bottom fell out of the property market, the crisis of 2008 continues to cast its long shadow in South Africa...

27 Jul 2016

SA firms starting to dip toe in UK property market
SA firms starting to dip toe in UK property marketArticle

US, European and Asian fund managers are apparently starting to bulk up exposure to UK property stocks to cash in on the weaker pound...

Joan Muller 25 Jul 2016

Slow demand hinders property fund listings
Slow demand hinders property fund listingsArticle

Despite the expectation that specialised listed property funds would be the next big thing, they have struggled to gain popularity in SA...

Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space
Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre spaceArticle

When Attacq snips the ribbon on its Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday, it will add to an oversupply of retail space that threatens to topple the best returns among SA's real estate investment trusts...

Colin Mcclelland 28 Apr 2016

UK portfolios boost property outfits
UK portfolios boost property outfitsArticle

South African property players are making impressive strides in building a presence in the UK real estate market...

Joan Muller 14 Apr 2016

Offshore property grass not always greener
Offshore property grass not always greenerArticle

There is concern that spooked South African investors may get their fingers burnt as they shift their money to offshore property stocks in a bid to counter the effects of a depreciating rand...

19 Jan 2016

Asset managers need to actively manage their portfolios
Asset managers need to actively manage their portfoliosArticle

The South African Listed Property Index (J253), commonly known as the SAPY, currently contains 22 counters with a total market capitalisation of R415bn - 3.9% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange All Share Index, the ALSI...

Kamil Maharajh 17 Dec 2015

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