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Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend
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

2 hours ago

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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

1 day ago

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era
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

1 day ago

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

Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla
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 1 day ago

When does an offer to purchase lapse?
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 2 days ago

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance
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 2 days ago

SACSC Annual Congress set for Cape Town in September
SACSC Annual Congress set for Cape Town in September

The South African Council of Shopping Centres Annual Congress is being held on 13-15 September 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

11 Aug 2017

Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials
Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials

How do you restore work-life balance to encourage happy, healthy and motivated employees

By Robyn Gray 11 Aug 2017

Jacques van Embden, MD, Blok
Making middle-income earners' urban home-owning dreams reality

For many of South Africa's 4.2-million middle-income earners, owning a well-located urban home is but a dream

By Jacques van Embden 11 Aug 2017

Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled
Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled

The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita's private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled, taking inspiration from its lush riverside position

10 Aug 2017

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

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

By Alistair Anderson 10 Aug 2017

When is a property sales agreement valid?
When is a property sales agreement valid?

Purchasing a property is a significant financial investment and there are a number of processes to complete before the sale can go through

By Bruce Swain 10 Aug 2017

Executive mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, Cllr Vusimusi William Tshabalala and Sedise Moseneke, executive director of Vukile Property Fund at Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre (formerly Setsing Crescent) in Phuthaditjhaba.
R338m redevelopment for Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre

The Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre in the Free State is undergoing a major redevelopment

8 Aug 2017

What agents consider when setting an asking price
What agents consider when setting an asking price

Although there is a vast amount of information available to homeowners online, there is currently no site or programme outside of the real estate profession that can accurately evaluate a property

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2017

New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction
New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction

The commercial growth of Walmer's Main Road in Nelson Mandela Bay is gathering pace, with the building of a R20m office and retail development set to modernise the rapidly expanding business node

By Shaun Gillham 8 Aug 2017

Dr Andrew Golding, Saleh Said at Zanzibar Amber Resort
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

8 Aug 2017

Average national rental exceeds R7,000 in Q2 2017
Average national rental exceeds R7,000 in Q2 2017

The recently released PayProp Rental Index has reported that in the past quarter, the weighted average national rental exceeded R7,000 for the first time

7 Aug 2017

Thavhani Mall geared to support community business
Thavhani Mall geared to support community business

The Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou is ready for its big opening on 24 August 2017, when local businesses as well as national companies will benefit

7 Aug 2017

Twin City Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre in Mpumalanga
Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Building in under-serviced areas is tough, but the socio-economic payoff makes it worthwhile in the long run

7 Aug 2017

Resilient lives up to its name with growth during recession
Resilient lives up to its name with growth during recession

Resilient Reit's strategy of owning a diverse range of shopping centres in SA and interests in several offshore groups is paying off, with the company continuing to outdo its peers

By Alistair Anderson 7 Aug 2017

Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs
Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs

Growthpoint Properties has opened up its Property Point incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs. The initiative aims to build sustainable small businesses in the industry

4 Aug 2017

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Hyprop 'should keep investors in the loop'

Blue chip shopping centre owner Hyprop Investments needs to reassure investors about its European and African strategies given the pressure the domestic portfolio faces

By Alistair Anderson 4 Aug 2017

Absa to ease terms to boost mortgages
Absa to ease terms to boost mortgages

Absa is loosening the credit taps in its mortgage business, hoping to grow its share of new home loans now that Barclays is no longer dictating its credit criteria and risk appetite

By Hanna Ziady 4 Aug 2017

Shazia Essa is purposefully passionate about property
Shazia Essa is purposefully passionate about property

Shazia Essa stepped onto the real estate scene about 10 years ago

By Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2017

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi
#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today's crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home

By Riaan Graham 3 Aug 2017

John Sanei talks forever profitable retail
John Sanei talks forever profitable retail

John Sanei, global speaker, author, entrepreneur and trend specialist shared his thought-provoking presentation on how businesses can be forever profitable

3 Aug 2017

Student digs fund targets JSE niche
Student digs fund targets JSE niche

The listing of the first student accommodation group Inkunzi should encourage more companies focusing on student housing to go public

By Alistair Anderson 3 Aug 2017

Perverse incentives and the myth of the estate agent commission
Perverse incentives and the myth of the estate agent commission

Getting human beings to perform a particular action isn't as straight-forward as offering them the carrot if they do and the stick if they don't

By Marcèl du Toit 2 Aug 2017

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