Property Investment in Africa

Mixed feelings about African Real Estate Investing

While Hyprop investments (JSE HYP) plans to exit its investment in sub-Saharan Africa, Grit Real Estate (JSE: GTR) remains committed spreading itself across the continent.

Grit Real Estate thriving despite the odds

JSE's pan-African property fund and LSE-listed Grit Real Estate is keeping its head above water at a time when volatility is a byword for Africa’s property industry.

Africa beckons the continent investors want a piece of

In the bun-fight for domination for property business in Africa, with South African companies in one corner, and International players in the other, the outcome looks like SA firms are leading the investment ladder.

Botswana Property Market still worthwhile for Investment

Gaborone — Botswana's directly held investment property for commercial and residential sectors produced a total return of 21.4% last year, which is an improvement from 18.1% recorded for 2012, a study has revealed.

Lagos hotel market rapidly gaining traction

Tsogo Sun is South Africa’s biggest hotel group, but it is its hotel in Lagos, the Southern Sun Ikoyi, that lays claim to the second-highest average room rate in the group, trailing only a boutique hotel in Seychelles.

Black-Owned property group looks for new home on the JSE

SOUTH AFRICA's black-controlled Delta Property Fund plans to establish a new sub-Saharan Africa Real Estate Fund on the JSE in June, as it expects high dividend-paying strategies to become more appealing to investors.

R3 billion earmarked for Sub-Saharan Africa shopping centers

Seen as the next growth point, Sub-Saharan Africa is in for a commercial transformation, with Hyprop Investments, SA’s third-biggest property company by market value, planing to invest over R3 billion (approx. $272m) developing and acquiring shopping centers.

Mauritian property offers top value

South Africans who have in recent years bought holiday pads in Mauritius, typically with price tags exceeding R10m, have been handsomely rewarded on the capital growth front.

Commercial Real Estate set to benefit as African urbanisation accelerates

As the world's most rapidly urbanising continent, the Sub-Saharan African commercial real estate market is primed for a "once in a lifetime" positive growth opportunity, supported by expanding middle classes, new infrastructure investment and deepening corporate footprints.

Retail Developers feel the pull of Africa's consumer boom

A new kind of consumer is popping up across the African continent, and retail property investors are taking note -- and moving in.

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