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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

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

How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SA
How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SAArticle

The online platform allows retail landlords to list their available space for potential tenants to easily view and secure for rental...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Mar 2021

Liberty Two Degrees sees annual profit slump by over 50%
Liberty Two Degrees sees annual profit slump by over 50%Article

South Africa's Liberty Two Degrees said on Monday, 22 February, its full year profit more than halved due to lower rental income and the temporary closure of shops...

Nqobile Dludla 22 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spacesArticle

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 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

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

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

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

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why the future of malls could be good for smaller retailers
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why the future of malls could be good for smaller retailersArticle

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Preston Gaddy at the Alinea Marketing Master Class to find out about future retail trends...

4 Nov 2020

Commission signs consent agreement with PnP to stop exclusive leases
Commission signs consent agreement with PnP to stop exclusive leasesArticle

The Competition Commission has signed a consent agreement with Pick n Pay to eliminate exclusive leases in shopping malls...

21 Oct 2020

Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition Commission
Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition CommissionArticle

Shoprite Checkers has agreed to stop enforcing exclusivity provisions in its long-term exclusive lease agreements with its landlords against small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and speciality and limited line stores.

13 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

Creativity on the march across the retail landscape
Creativity on the march across the retail landscapeArticle

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Sep 2020

'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammer
'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammerArticle

This September, more than half a dozen "recession-resistant" investment properties, comprising neighbourhood and community retail shopping precincts, will go under the hammer...

1 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

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

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

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

Fortress notes uptick in demand for goods at stores
Fortress notes uptick in demand for goods at storesArticle

Mall owner Fortress expects activity to pick up even further as the country moves to Level 3 lockdown from June...

1 Jun 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners
#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property ownersArticle

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life...

John Loos 26 May 2020

Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'
Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'Article

More than 50 South African retailers have banded together to form the Mid-Sized Independent Retailers (MIR) Group...

21 May 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

Beyond the guidelines: Why a good relationship between tenant and landlord is key
Beyond the guidelines: Why a good relationship between tenant and landlord is keyArticle

What happens if a tenant is unable to pay their rent? What if they can pay but choose not to in the interests of "fairness" - because why should only non-essential businesses get a payment holiday?

Bradley Jackson 14 May 2020

Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contracts
Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contractsArticle

The Shoprite Group will immediately cease the enforcement of exclusive lease agreements against other supermarkets in non-urban areas...

13 May 2020

PnP won't enforce exclusive lease agreements against smaller retailers
PnP won't enforce exclusive lease agreements against smaller retailersArticle

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman confirmed today that the grocery retailer will refrain from enforcing exclusive lease agreements against smaller competitors...

12 May 2020

Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted it
Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted itArticle

It is fashionable to have an opinion on how the Covid-19 crisis is "changing the world"...

John Loos 12 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession
Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recessionArticle

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

John Loos 8 May 2020

Big standoff between retailers and landlords looms
Big standoff between retailers and landlords loomsArticle

Shopping centres and large retail outlets are bleeding. With most having to keep their doors closed during the lockdown period, revenue has slowed to a trickle...

Kagiso Mahlangu 7 May 2020

GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 months
GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 monthsArticle

The period for lease engagement and agreement-reaching thereof, in respect of all the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry recommendations, has been extended by three months...

29 Apr 2020

Landlord-tenant collaboration key to continuity in retail property sector
Landlord-tenant collaboration key to continuity in retail property sectorArticle

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the lockdown, the retail sector is stacking up to be the hardest hit by Covid-19 in the short term...

Ridwaan Loonat 24 Apr 2020

Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-aways
Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-awaysArticle

Warning that job losses could total 75,000 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has appealed to the government to provide urgent intervention...

17 Apr 2020

SA's major clothing retailers offer to pay 20% of rentals during lockdown
SA's major clothing retailers offer to pay 20% of rentals during lockdownArticle

Some of SA's largest clothing retailers - TFG, Truworths, Mr Price Group, Woolworths and Pepkor - have collectively offered to contribute R220m to landlords for rental and other costs during the lockdown...

14 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services & more
Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services & moreArticle

Businesses are facing uncertainty worldwide as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rights and obligations have come into question, with competition authorities worldwide moving swiftly to provide clarity and guidance...

Cara du Plessis & Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 3 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Block exemption regulations for shopping mall tenants and landlords
Covid-19: Block exemption regulations for shopping mall tenants and landlordsArticle

The government has gazetted special regulations that encourage retail tenants to meet with shopping mall owners...

Marie-Lou Gillespie 2 Apr 2020

Covid-19 regulations for retail landlords
Covid-19 regulations for retail landlordsArticle

On 24 March 2020, the minister of trade, industry and competition published certain regulations entitled Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector 2020...

William Fullard 1 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more
Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and moreArticle

What businesses in the retail sector need to know about competition law in the time of Covid-19...

Cara du Plessis and Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 31 Mar 2020

Certain grocery items are protected from price gouging under Covid-19 regulations
Competition law exemptions and regulations applicable during Covid-19Article

The South African government has been promptly responsive in formulating ways in which to maintain business viability so as to minimise the undoubtedly crippling effects of Covid-19 and to ensure swift and effective healthcare service in the country.

Lerisha Naidu & Sphesihle Nxumalo 26 Mar 2020

Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component
Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost componentArticle

Given the weak state of many local governments' finances, it is likely that council rates and taxes, and municipal charges components of property operating costs will be a key property "theme" again in 2020...

John Loos 3 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the boldArticle

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts in retail attraction
#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts in retail attractionArticle

Retail is changing, but the mall in South Africa still has a central role in our communities. ..

Gavin Jones 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector
#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sectorArticle

When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

Gerhard Zeelie 3 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Property
#BestofBiz 2019: PropertyArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

13 Dec 2019

Vukile sells all non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund
Vukile sells all non-retail property assets to Mbako Property FundArticle

Vukile Property Fund announced this week that it is disposing of all its remaining non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund, a new black-women-owned and managed unlisted property fund...

29 Nov 2019

Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times
Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property timesArticle

In recent months, StatsSA's restaurant, take-aways and catering retail sales appears to have served as further indication that the retail and retail property sectors are headed into tougher times...

John Loos 20 Nov 2019

Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLL
Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLLArticle

Vacancy rates in the South African retail property market have increased above historic levels due to the growth of e-commerce in the country...

5 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured
#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honouredArticle

Trailblazers within South Africa's retail and shopping centre industry were recognised at the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiences
Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiencesArticle

As the retail sector grows tougher, smaller businesses play a vital role in differentiating shopping experiences...

15 Oct 2019

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