SA Reits beat other investments in 2015 but face challenges in 2016

While being the best performing asset class of 2015, South African Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are having to weather many challenges which have prevailed for the past four to five months.

Lagos is a much longer term play than the city of Johannesburg in terms of projects for developers but the red tape in Nigeria is not easy to navigate

Lagos vs. Johannesburg

While Johannesburg may be the richest city in Africa which is undergoing impressive development, Lagos with its young population and oil, — is the future hub for property investors, reports Ortneil Kutama, Africa Property Media Director.

Investing >>

Experts predict a tough 2016 for SA's property sector

Experts are predicting a difficult year for listed property. Many forecasters have said that the sector won't get near double digit total returns this year unlike many years in the past where double digit returns were commonplace.... Full story

Leisure and Hospitality >>

Total income for accommodation industry up 8.1% y/y in July

Total income for SA's tourist accommodation industry rises 8.1% in nominal terms in July 2015 compared with July 2014.... Full story

Housing / Residential >>

Ways to invest your bonus in your home

Are you set to get a bonus at the end of the year? If so and you are a homeowner, there is a good chance that you have heard that it is wise to pay extra money into your bond payment.... Full story

Economy >>

Reserve Bank raises interest rates, citing inflation concerns

The South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday announced a 50 basis-point increase in the repo rate to 6.75%, meaning the prime lending rate is now at 10.25%.... Full story

General News >>

Watershed year for Women in Real Estate

South African women are having a bigger effect in the male-dominated property world than ever before, slowly giving men a real run for their money, says Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director.... Full story

Construction Industry >>

There’s trouble bubbling in Construction Sector

Construction industry faces even deeper trouble with the threat of criminal and civil charges over the fixing of contracts, particularly those for World Cup stadiums.... Full story

Africa Property >>

Fighting holds back the brilliance of Burundi

Central African property markets are being encouraged to work together to attract investment from the continent and beyond. However, severe violence and unrest in Burundi means its efforts to grow its economy and property market are being stifled.... Full story

Global Property >>

Good year for Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate, which is listed on the JSE’s AltX, recently announced a turnaround in its business parks and flexible work-space offering to the German market.... Full story

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