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Balwin, Transcend announce strategic alliance on five apartment developments in Gauteng

Balwin Properties and Transcend Residential Property Fund recently revealed a strategic alliance that will see 8,900 rental apartments developed across five projects in various Gauteng nodes over the next six years

23 hours ago

African facilities management sector poised for growth

In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, the concept of specialised facilities management is still in the process of evolving, presenting an opportunity for growth in the sector

21 hours ago

Developer fined R1.6m for non-compliance

The NHBRC Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of R1.6m on a developer after failing to enrol residential units which were under construction at Elarduspark in Gauteng

18 Aug 2017

Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa

Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land

3 days ago

10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

A recent study by property group Seeff, based on data from Lightstone and Propstats for the period 2011/2 to 2016/7 revealed that Cape Town is home to nine of the ten richest suburbs in South Africa

By Tahir Desai, Issued by Private Property 3 days ago

Residential property market promising despite recession

The effects of the ratings downgrades are beginning to hit home, throwing the country into an economic recession

By Harry Hattingh 3 days ago

The for-sale sign, does it still work?

We get a lot of enquiries, both internally and externally, about the validity of the for-sale sign

By Richard Gray 3 days ago

Building wealth through multiple properties

Many individuals who already own more than one property mistakenly overlook key principles of wealth creation that could potentially unlock their ability to grow their property portfolios

By Praven Subbramoney 17 Aug 2017

Attacq prepares for conversion into Reit

Attacq, the owner of Mall of Africa and other assets in Johannesburg's Waterfall node, is cleaning up its portfolio to focus on developments in Midrand and the rest of Africa as well as offshore opportunities

By Alistair Anderson 17 Aug 2017

Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend

While the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Retail Trends Report recorded a turnover growth of -4% for the first quarter of 2017, Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain has remained resilient

16 Aug 2017

Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote

The state president's widely expected survival of yet another parliamentary vote of no confidence in him should have little or no material impact on South Africa's generally flat-lining residential property market

By Ronald Ennik 16 Aug 2017

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing

By Ben Cousins 15 Aug 2017

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings

15 Aug 2017

Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla

Investec Property Fund (IPF) has sold a seed portfolio to Izandla Property, its broad-based black empowerment partner, for R586.9m

By Alistair Anderson 15 Aug 2017

Land audit still not completed

The land-reform programme has generally been tardy, which has created uncertainty in the agricultural sector. The biggest challenge for the land reform programme remained

15 Aug 2017

Retire financially free with distressed properties

RP Invest specialises in the procurement of repossessed and distressed properties in selected areas in the Western Cape at discounted prices, finding the so-called "hidden gold” for the investor

Issued by RP Invest 14 Aug 2017

When does an offer to purchase lapse?

Buyers who have found the right home will be eager to know whether their offer will be accepted by the seller or whether they need to keep looking. Being in a state of limbo can be frustrating

By Adrian Goslett 14 Aug 2017

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

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

By Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017

What to expect with a 40-year fixed mortgage rate

While not all lenders do it, if it is the right choice for you, then you could certainly find a lender willing to give you a 40-year loan. Here are the pros and cons of this type of fixed mortgage

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

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Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa. The apartments and villas are to be completed as part of the first seven phases of the development.

8 Aug 2017

Intu shares drop 4% as rental income falls

Intu Properties' shares dropped just more than 4% in early trade on the JSE on Thursday, 27 July, after it posted a drop in first-half rental income, and forecast zero growth in the second half.

By Andries Mahlangu 28 Jul 2017

Capco manages to grow first-half net rental income

Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) managed to raise its first-half net rental income as a result of a positive performance at Covent Garden estate, which is located in London.

24 Jul 2017

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