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The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse
The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse

The shopping centre ecosystem is facing an apocalypse. Why? Because shops are middlemen and the internet is killing middlemen...

By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space
#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

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Nigeria's slowdown affects retail, investment opportunities

According to Broll Nigeria, retail landlords have had to offer rental concessions in order to retain tenants in Nigeria and falling commodity prices, coupled with the depreciation of the naira, have contributed to the reduction of Nigeria's attractiveness as an investment destination in general...

12 Oct 2016

African real estate attracts increased foreign investment
African real estate attracts increased foreign investment

Africa's demographic growth prospects and the consequent opportunities in real estate are increasingly attracting international investors...

1 Apr 2015

African fund eyes JSE
African fund eyes JSE

JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.

By Joan Muller 20 May 2014

India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall
India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall

India's first mall management company, Beyond Squarefeet, is to manage 'Ado Bayero Mall', described as the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Kano, northern Nigeria, and the largest mall in the country.

5 Feb 2014

Marriott clinches deal to buy biggest African hotel chain
Marriott clinches deal to buy biggest African hotel chain

US hotel giant Marriott announced it had finalised a deal to buy the Protea group, Africa's largest hotel chain, for US$186m.

23 Jan 2014

RMB to fund USD182m property development in Nigeria
RMB to fund USD182m property development in Nigeria

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) will jointly fund a major US$182m A-grade office development in Lagos‚ Nigeria‚ the bank said on Wednesday (4 December).

5 Dec 2013

Hyprop buys 87% of African Land for R768m
Hyprop buys 87% of African Land for R768m

Hyprop Investments will buy 87% of the issued shares of African Land Investments for R768m. African Land owns the Manda Hill shopping centre in Lusaka, Zambia.

29 Nov 2013

Truworths slows drive into Africa
Truworths slows drive into Africa

Truworths has adopted a cautious and incremental approach to store expansion plans outside SA in order to gain a better understanding of the operating environment and the market potential, the fashion retailer said in its annual report, released last week.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 Sep 2013

Africa fund heads for JSE
Africa fund heads for JSE

Three years ago only a handful of formal shopping centres exceeding 10,000m² were scattered across Africa north of SA's borders. And not a single JSE-listed property company had a presence on the continent.

By Joan Muller 16 Sep 2013

Resilient reaps benefits of diverse investments
Resilient reaps benefits of diverse investments

The Resilient group of listed property funds has outperformed other established property groups thanks to the dominance of the funds in the market segments they focus on, according to Ndabe Mkhize, portfolio manager at Stanlib.

By Nick Hedley 5 Sep 2013

Retailers hit sweet spot in Africa
Retailers hit sweet spot in Africa

Africa's scope for investment is steadily increasing and demand for more formal retail options from shoppers is following suit.

By Zeenat Moorad 26 Aug 2013

SA's mall space over-traded
SA's mall space over-traded

There's still money to be made in the highly competitive rural and township retail market if you own established, dominant malls. But it is becoming more difficult to turn a decent profit on new shopping centres, says Resilient Property Income Fund's managing director Des de Beer, one of SA's early pioneers of non-metropolitan retail developments.

19 Aug 2013

Private Property receives US$20-million investment from jobs portal

One Africa Media (OAM), previously named Private Property Holdings, has secured a US$25-million round of investment from Australian-listed jobs portal SEEK, for the expansion of its operations across Africa.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 28 Jun 2013

Hotels moving in on Africa's potential
Hotels moving in on Africa's potential

With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.

By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013

Hilton plans to boost African presence
Hilton plans to boost African presence

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.

16 May 2013

Time to unlock Africa's travel potential
Time to unlock Africa's travel potential

The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).

14 May 2013

Tsogo Sun spending US$100m in Africa
Tsogo Sun spending US$100m in Africa

In line with its growth strategy‚ Tsogo Sun has announced an investment of US$100m to be used to expand the group's hotel network in Africa.

25 Apr 2013

Sanlam's sub-Saharan fund launches soon
Sanlam's sub-Saharan fund launches soon

Financial services group Sanlam is due to launch its sub-Saharan Africa Real Estate Fund at the end of March‚ which it intends to list on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

By Nick Hedley 12 Feb 2013

African investment in Princess Crossing Mall

The fully tenanted Princess Crossing Mall, situated in Ondekkers Road, Roodepoort, has been sold for close to R300 million to a West African investor - via a private property fund based in the Western Cape.

20 Aug 2010