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Property demand pushes Rosebank to new market highs

Property punters say they are seeing increasing demand in the Rosebank precinct — with rentals surpassing those in Sandton and Melrose Arch. ... Full story

Investors should take advantage of Healthcare Reits

With growing interest in real estate investment trusts (Reits) and a desire for strong returns, it is time to consider listing a healthcare Reit, advises Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director.

British Pound volatility brings hot opportunities for SA Property Investors

The weak post-Brexit pound has opened a window of opportunity for South Africans to invest in the UK property market.

Killarney Mall underperforms despite upgrades

Compared with other assets in Octodec Investments' R12.3bn property portfolio, Killarney Mall has not performed as expected though its trading density has increased.

Property Auction Market resilient despite economy turmoil

This was a tough year for South African real estate, but resilience prevails across various sectors of the property auction market.

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%.

New Sectional Title regulations to affect Developers, Owners and Trustees

Property developers, owners and trustees will have to up their game significantly with the new Sectional Title regulation which came into effect starting this month.

Property hurdles loom for black entrants, says SAIBPP

The traditionally white male property industry is far from a true reflection of South Africa’s demographics, judging from the number of blacks participating.

South Africa scales up on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index

South Africa's ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index has risen by two place to stand 47 out of 138 countries surveyed by the World Economic Forum.

Significant milestone for Buildings rated with Green Star SA certifications

The Green Building Council South Africa's (Gbcsa) total buildings rated with Green Star SA certifications hit the 200 mark for the first time, following the council's 10th year of operation.

Potential seen in Industrial Property Sector

Compared particularly to the retail market, less so the office sector, there is a growing view in the market that the industrial property sector is worthy of a more detailed assessment.

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.

Bonds surpass stellar performance of listed property sector

The listed property sector has managed to outperform other equities but has been outdone by bonds during 2016 so far.

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