SA Property Market

SA Commercial Property Market takes a beating

Listed property’s appeal as an asset class took a hit in 2018 with the sector losing more than 25% showing its worst annual performance.

Landlords cash in on Prime Office Space

Appetite for well-positioned P-grade (Prime grade) Offices appears to go against the grain of the current sluggish national economic climate — SA Commercial Prop News has learned.

Office vacancies remain stubbornly high

The economy weakness is exerting a toll on commercial property owners, as a rising glut of office buildings makes it more difficult for some owners to lease the empty spaces.

Real Estate Investments in South Africa increased by R28 billion

Investment volumes in South Africa’s real estate saw a 55,2% increase in 2016, despite economic challenges, weak currency and political uncertainty.

Industrial Sector the top performer in SA Property Market

INDUSTRIAL remains the top-performing property sector in South Africa, with a total return of 13.6% delivered in 2016, the latest IPD SA Annual Property Index shows.

SA Property Sector survives 2016 rollercoaster

Towards the end of 2015, the naysayers and the sorry folk who have avoided listed property investing in the past said the sector would struggle in 2016.

Trends in Cape Town and Johannesburg property market

The office sector has been out of favour for the past few years, but there are some positive signals in retail while industrial property sector shifts to clean properties focussed on light manufacturing as heavy manufacturing struggles.

Listed Property ‘fares well’ in tough year

The South African listed property industry has risen nearly 9% in the first nine months of the year, about double what equities have achieved, which was 4.82%. Bonds achieved a staggering 15.05% and Cash managed about 5.4%.

Repo rate decision a timeous spring boost for property buyers

Welcoming the decision by the Reserve Bank to hold the repo rate steady at 7%, South Africa’s housing market continues to demonstrate maturity and ongoing resilience.

Steady repo rate welcomed as housing market outlook remains weak

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged is most welcome in a climate where the economic and housing market outlook remains weak.

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