Property Trends 2019



SA investors reap rewards from good festive season trade at Polish malls

Poland's retail property sector paints a more positive picture for investors than many other sectors in South Africa and abroad, which had a rough year in 2018...

14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike

It is well known that South Africa has some of the highest levels of gross lettable retail area (GLA) per capita (adjusted for income per capita) in the world...

By Andrew Thabo Russell 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is coming

Until recently, work meant commuting to a nine-to-five job at the same desk in a conventional office. But the world of work has changed...

By Joanne Bushell 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!

Retail is facing tough times in a hyper-competitive environment. There are many reasons for this, but the sameness of many South African malls is a big contributor...

By Itumeleng Mothibeli 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How tech is disrupting - and benefiting - the corporate real estate industry

With the advancement of online content that's more reliable and accurate than ever, commercial property tenants are becoming more educated, switched-on and discerning...

By Simon Black 7 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent

Undertaken by architecture and interior architecture company Paragon, the 37 Commerce Crescent renovation project in Kramerville, Johannesburg, saw the existing industrial building rehabilitated...

3 Jan 2019

Growthpoint installs waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall

Growthpoint Properties has partnered with the Netherlands' Waste Transformers, installing an on-site, anaerobic digester at N1 City Mall in Cape Town...

27 Dec 2018

Côte d'Ivoire's economy booms after opening of shopping mall

Côte d'Ivoire's most extensive shopping and leisure centre sees record footfall in opening weeks...

24 Dec 2018

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

BON Hotels adds new DRC development to its Africa portfolio

BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of its Karibu Kolwezi hotel. Situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in April next year, will be the first of its kind for the Lualaba Province of the DRC.

14 Dec 2018

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