SA Property Market

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.

South Africa ranks 25th in Global Real Estate transparency

New research shows 75% of global real estate investment takes place in highly transparent markets, with South Africa ranking 25th out of 109 markets covered — supported by its listed property sector.

SA Property Market volumes to a Staggering R5.8-trillion

Believe it or not, the South African property sector is valued at R5.8 trillion, according to the latest Property Sector Charter Council’s (PSCC) report — aimed to determine the size of the country’s property sector.

Office sector drifting

Office vacancies remain flat in South Africa suggesting that not enough new supply is coming on board, the South African Property Owner’s Association (Sapoa)’s latest vacancy report shows.

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