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Why Woodmead is a top pick for Tech giants

Home to many giants, Woodmead is increasingly becoming a hotspot for technology companies — SA Commercial Prop News has learned.

Emira upbeat over conversion of office block to residential units

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.

Property owners battle Gauteng office vacancies

Economic slowdown is being reflected in Gauteng’s office rental sector, with landlords struggling to fill once-popular buildings.

Growthpoint Properties eager for African Real Estate expansion

SA Commercial Prop News says South African property businesses will have to look to the rest of the continent if they want to achieve the right levels of growth.

Prime office space still in demand

Although high office vacancies continue to plague the listed property sector, with weak economic conditions creating sluggish demand, there has been some respite in the second quarter of this year.

SAPOA President Michael Deighton sets goals for year ahead

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) president Michael Deighton is a qualified civil engineer whose vision has contributed to changing Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.

REITs dispensation to Unlisted Property funds welcomed

The announcement by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in his budget speech on Wednesday that unlisted property companies should qualify for the same tax treatment as listed REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts), has been welcomed by South Africa’s commercial real estate sector.

SA’s REIT market still too unusual for many Investors

South African property funds have recognised a tremendous need to educate investors about how they function as investments, SA Commercial Prop News has learnt.

Reit adoption set to boost investment at home and abroad

South African listed property is gaining popularity at home and abroad, thanks to its adoption of internationally recognised Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) structure for financial regulation and tax dispensation.

SAPOA gets its third female President

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has demolished industry stereotypes and appointed its third female President, Amelia Beattie, to lead the commercial property representative body.

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