Landscape artist and sculptor to transform outdoor space of Willow Wood Office Park
Landscape artist and sculptor to transform outdoor space of Willow Wood Office Park

Heartwood Properties has partnered with landscape artist and sculptor Strijdom van der Merwe to transform the outdoor space of office block Willow Wood in Fourways, Gauteng.

1 day ago

How the repo rate affects you
How the repo rate affects you

Interest rate fluctuations and economic policy announcements can have a big effect on your property, home life, and savings. We help you better understand the repo rate, and how it affects your home and lifestyle.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 2 days ago

Residential estates: Just how secure are they?
Residential estates: Just how secure are they?

Inhabitants of residential estates often cite security as their prime reason for living in a development of this nature. The reality, however, is that while estates may seem a refuge from the criminal threat lurking in the suburbs, crime may be rife here, too.

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 2 days ago

How keeping an eye on industrial rental activity can help you negotiate the best deal
How keeping an eye on industrial rental activity can help you negotiate the best deal

Knowing exactly what market rentals are doing is an essential part of all rental negotiations in the industrial property sector, says Tony Bales of Epping Property. Property investors need to be able to time their investments at the best stage in the rental cycle. Likewise, businesses looking to enter into a new lease must be aware of the rental cycle as one may be able to lock into a longer term lease that will limit the upside in rentals if the market rentals are accelerating faster in the short term.

2 days ago

Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA
Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA

Around the world there is a growing rejection of purely efficiency-based office environments. It is giving way to offices principled in sustainability, community, diversity and lifestyle. These are the five biggest workplace designs influences we expect to catch on in South Africa this year.

By Isla Galloway-Gaul 3 days ago

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services.

3 days ago

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence
Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence

With the National Budget Speech looming on 20 February 2019, the general consensus appears to be that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a tightrope of sorts. He needs to deliver a Budget, pre-election, that will source maximum revenue to alleviate a major shortfall and also restore confidence, hopefully while containing costs and irregular expenditure. On the other hand, he is faced with consumers who are already baulking at higher taxes including VAT and facing inexorably rising costs of electricity, water, rates and fuel levies, among other indirect taxes.

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Feb 2019

SA REIT sector set for re-rating
SA REIT sector set for re-rating

As South Africa's real estate investment trust (SA REIT) sector heads for a re-rating, investors are optimistic of the sector rallying this year or next. Already, the FTSE/JSE SA Listed Property Index (SAPY) is out of 2019's starting blocks with its strongest January performance in 10-plus years since 2007, outperforming all other asset classes. At the end of January, the SAPY was up 9.17%, well ahead of the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI) at 2.69%, bonds at 1.7%, and cash at 0.6%.

12 Feb 2019

IREM gives commercial property management a boost with launch of African chapter
IREM gives commercial property management a boost with launch of African chapter

US-based Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has increased its global footprint to 15 with the recent launch of its first African chapter. IREM is responsible for determining global best practice, promoting superior management and maximising value of real estate investments through education and certification.

12 Feb 2019

Magical living in Midstream Estate
Magical living in Midstream Estate

Living in a secure estate is the dream for almost every family. Midstream Estate, however, offers so much more than just idyllic living.

By Cath Jenkin, Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 Feb 2019

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

The shopping centre ecosystem: Banks that fund shopping centres; property developers that build shopping centres; property funds that own shopping centres; construction companies that build shopping centres; shops.

By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?
Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?

Every generation has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to property, and knowing what these are can be an ace in the sleeve for existing owners and investors. The habits of Generation Y - otherwise known as millennials - are fairly well known by now. Generation Z, on the other hand, has flown largely beneath the radar.

By Tony Clarke 11 Feb 2019

Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery
Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Human Settlements Development Bank as the country seeks to accelerate the delivery of housing.

11 Feb 2019