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Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update
Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update

Homeware and fabric store Skinny Laminx, owned by designer Heather Moore, has undergone a stylish revamp

1 hour ago

How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps
How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps

According to Professor Edgar Pieterse, urban sprawl will continue to be encouraged if private- and public-sector land investment in our cities concentrates on keeping the haves away from the have-nots

3 hours ago

Discovery's new global HQ certified green
Discovery's new global HQ certified green

Discovery's new 112,000m2 global head office in Sandton Central has received a five-star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

4 hours ago

Equities acquires Coventry property
Equities acquires Coventry property

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m

By Alistair Anderson 7 hours ago

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source

By Ilse van den Berg 10 hours ago

Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch
Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban

1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Affordability driving office space demand in Bryanston, Fourways
Affordability driving office space demand in Bryanston, Fourways

According to Broll Research, affordability is driving demand for office space in Bryanston and Fourways, especially for those occupiers looking to escape denser and busier surrounding nodes

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year

2 days ago

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey

2 days ago

Respublica to open new student res in Bloemfontein in 2018
Respublica to open new student res in Bloemfontein in 2018

Built by the Respublica Student Living Fund, a new purpose-designed student residence will be ready for occupation in January 2018

2 days ago

Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud
Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties

2 days ago

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What to expect when gaining or losing REIT status

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

By Mike Teuchert 3 days ago

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Equites pays lavish dividend

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

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Why owners in ST schemes have limited freedom of choice in exterior property appearance
Why owners in ST schemes have limited freedom of choice in exterior property appearance

Buyers in sectional title schemes are often annoyed to find they have limited “freedom of choice” when it comes to the exterior appearance of their properties

13 Oct 2017

Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling property
Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling property

While the Consumer Protection Act has gone some way towards protecting buyers, and the new proposed Property Practitioners Bill goes further, property buyers still have to beware

13 Oct 2017

Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events
Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events

Changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of online shopping means that shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves by becoming lifestyle and event destinations.

12 Oct 2017

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Marriott reinforces Africa expansion with new hotels, $8.5bn capital investment

Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in African with seven new hotel signings. Reinforcing is continued expansion in Africa, the global chain is targeting

12 Oct 2017

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Emira upbeat over conversion of office block to residential

Emira Property Fund is confident that its first asset conversion of a property from office to residential will succeed and that this will prompt the company to complete more value-enhancing property conversions

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal
Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

Property remains safe haven asset for investors
Property remains safe haven asset for investors

When the economy is struggling with low growth, as South Africa's currently is, there are still opportunities for investments

11 Oct 2017

Sirius has dividend target in its sights
Sirius has dividend target in its sights

German-focused Sirius Real Estate said on Monday, 9 October, that it had grown annualised rental income 2% to €65.2m for the six months to end-September

By Karl Gernetzky 11 Oct 2017

What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?
What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?

The court's ruling in the case of Gees v Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape and Others may have significant consequences for property owners seeking to develop buildings over 60 years old

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Dee-dee Qolohle 10 Oct 2017

Lack of maintenance causes breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships
Lack of maintenance causes breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships

Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for SAProperty.com, says that "one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair"

10 Oct 2017

Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent
Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent

In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme

By Michael Bauer 10 Oct 2017

Is it permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb?
Is it permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb?

The ombud for community housing schemes seems to have resolved whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA)

9 Oct 2017

Repeat buyers point to real estate market resilience, says BetterBond
Repeat buyers point to real estate market resilience, says BetterBond

According to statistics from BetterBond, the majority of current homebuyers (52%) are repeat buyers who are giving real estate a vote of confidence by re-investing the proceeds of their own sales

6 Oct 2017

Dobsonville Mall R114m extension, upgrade complete
Dobsonville Mall R114m extension, upgrade complete

Dobsonville Mall, owned by Vukile Property Fund, recently completed its R114m extension and upgrade

6 Oct 2017

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