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Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count
Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count

Black Friday 2017 saw shoppers lining up in and outside stores to ensure they did not miss out on limited deals. Some retailers opened their doors at midnight

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How to sweat office space in uncertain economic times

South Africa is facing severe economic headwinds and many companies are hesitant to move into bigger spaces even if they need them

By Richard Andrews 1 day ago

Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times
Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry

By Leon Breytenbach 1 day ago

It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents
It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents

The fire at Grenfell Tower has catapulted high-rise social housing into the public consciousness, in a way not seen since the 1960s

By Royce Turner and Andrea Wigfield 1 day ago

Consider a solid investment in real estate
Consider a solid investment in real estate

The recent disaster that befell the Steinhoff share price is a prime example of the risks of investing your hard-earned money in shares

By Jacques Fouché 1 day ago

Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped
Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped

In one of the major unlisted real-estate transactions of 2017, Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital have partnered as co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Campus, located at 180 Katherine Street, Sandton

By Alistair Anderson 8 Dec 2017

Redefine expands in Poland
Redefine expands in Poland

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

By Alistair Anderson 8 Dec 2017

Vukile grows retail portfolio in Spain
Vukile grows retail portfolio in Spain

Local real estate investment trust (Reit) Vukile Property Fund closed weaker on Wednesday, 6 December, following an announcement that it was acquiring two more shopping centres in Spain

By Maarten Mittner 8 Dec 2017

Hammerson offers to buy Intu for more than £3bn
Hammerson offers to buy Intu for more than £3bn

Property group Hammerson said on Wednesday, 6 December, it had offered to acquire Intu Properties, in a £3.4bn deal

By Andries Mahlangu 7 Dec 2017

Capital & Regional looks to dividend growth of 8%
Capital & Regional looks to dividend growth of 8%

UK property owner Capital & Regional's management says it expects to achieve dividend growth of nearly 8% in its financial year to December, as the group benefits from a strengthening consumer

By Alistair Anderson 7 Dec 2017

Asrin begins construction of Chapel Towers in Zonnebloem
Asrin begins construction of Chapel Towers in Zonnebloem

Asrin Property Developers has begun construction on the Chapel Towers development in Zonnebloem, Cape Town

6 Dec 2017

Finding the ideal coastal investment
Finding the ideal coastal investment

Much debate surrounds the topic of whether or not a holiday home is a viable investment, especially when you consider the costs involved in maintaining and managing a second property

By Adrian Goslett 6 Dec 2017

Echo Polska Properties to buy major retail portfolio in Poland
Echo Polska Properties to buy major retail portfolio in Poland

Echo Polska Properties (EPP), the Polish invested and JSE-listed company, will acquire a portfolio of 12 major shopping centres and retail parks in a deal worth €692m (R11.2bn)

By Alistair Anderson 6 Dec 2017

Giuseppe Plumari named Nedbank Business Person of the Year
Giuseppe Plumari named Nedbank Business Person of the Year

CEO of Steyn City Properties Giuseppe Plumari was recently named Business Person of the Year at this year's Nedbank Business Excellence Awards

5 Dec 2017

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WeWork rides lifestyle change to become new economy star

Going to the office isn't what it used to be

5 Dec 2017

Major shift occuring in property market towards sustainability
Major shift occuring in property market towards sustainability

Sustainability in the property sector is becoming more important than ever, says William Hughes, business sustainability consultant at Mazars

4 Dec 2017

How to become a successful property investor
How to become a successful property investor

While property is a very popular and profitable investment in South Africa, without the right skills it can be a tough market to crack

4 Dec 2017

Why must I pay levies to CSOS?
Why must I pay levies to CSOS?

Most people know of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and that levies must to paid to fund its operations, but some issues are causing confusion

By Professor Graham Paddock 1 Dec 2017

Property owners receive title deeds for Breaking New Ground housing developments
Property owners receive title deeds for Breaking New Ground housing developments

A total of 330 title deeds have been given to the property owners of Breaking New Ground housing developments in Heideveld, Kleinvlei and Roosendal

1 Dec 2017

Discovery lets your ideas take flight in 3D
Discovery lets your ideas take flight in 3D

To match its 5-Star - Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa, Discovery's global headquarters in Sandton Central houses a striking 3D artwork that has people talking

1 Dec 2017

Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers
Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers

Greywater systems are an excellent way to keep your garden looking great, especially in times of drought or water restrictions, which will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home when you decide to sell, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

1 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier
How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine
Virgin exercises its green credentials

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine is the second of the health club group's facilities to be awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors

30 Nov 2017

Mixed outlook for real estate following S&P downgrade
Mixed outlook for real estate following S&P downgrade

The lower inflation rate and the unchanged interest rates are great news for SA consumers and home buyers this festive season; however the recent downgrade of the country to sub-investment or "junk" level by international rating agency, S&P Global, doesn't bode well for investment

30 Nov 2017

Renewing right of first refusal
Renewing right of first refusal

In terms of rental contract renewals, landlords and tenants need to be aware that this pertains to all aspects of the original agreement (both essential and collateral)

29 Nov 2017

Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry
Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry

SA Home Loans has acquired a 49% stake in online property start-up, PropertyFox

28 Nov 2017

Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities
Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities

Thirty of South Africa's municipalities that have failed to honour outstanding water bills have until early next month to start paying up

By Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

Nova board agrees to fairness opinion
Nova board agrees to fairness opinion

The directors of Nova Property Group, which arose from the failed Sharemax scheme, have agreed to seek an independent "fairness opinion" on the structure of their proposal to list the group's portfolio on the JSE

By Hanna Ziady 27 Nov 2017

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Premier Hotels & Resorts expand portfolio, invests in The Cutty Sark Hotel's upgrade

Premier Hotels & Resorts has acquired The Cutty Sark Hotel situated in the coastal resort town of Scottburgh

27 Nov 2017

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