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Retail Property opportunities abound, but tread carefully

THERE are a number of retail development opportunities in the buoyant South African property sector but potential investors and developers must ensure they have investigated the project thoroughly before committing huge resources. ... Full story

Aucor rakes in R86.5m for vacant Foreshore property on Auction

Aucor has announced that following the stand alone auction of the last open piece of land owned by the City of Cape Town in Lower Long Street on the Foreshore, the property has been sold subject to approval by the City of Cape Town.

SA’s 2016 best retail developments and designs recipients honoured

SA Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC), on Wednesday, announced the 2016 top retail developments and designs awards during the first day of their 20th annual shopping centre congress held in Sandton.

Blockchain could be a game changer for Property Industry

The way property industry transactions are conducted could evolve with the development of blockchain technology, which is effectively the machine behind the cyber currency bitcoin.

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.

Why Municipal Elections are Important for Property Owners and Investors

Local government plays a major role in governance and the provision of basic public services in the country. Whoever governs the municipalities holds the key to South Africa’s success and attract property developers and investors.

Education Minister renews call for help with Student Accommodation

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande decries the lack of private sector involvement in resolving the accommodation crisis experienced at universities.

New specialized JSE listings in property unlikely

A lack of activity in South Africa's property market suggest we may not see any significant new specialized property listings coming on to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year.

It Doesn’t Cost to Build Green, says Study

Despite the growing recognition of sustainable practices and green buildings, concern within the facilities industry continues due to lack of accurate quantifiable information regarding the financial cost and economic impacts of high-performance buildings.

Government pension fund pours R10.5bn to boost Affordable Housing

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), SA's largest pension fund, has approved R10.5 billion facility to lender SA Home Loans, in-order to boost government employees and the public access to housing.

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.

Africa Real Estate still offer value for hardworking Investors

Africa property industry still represents good value for investors wanting a relatively secure income stream despite challenges that faces the continent.

There's bucks to be made in Urban Renewal

The bravest investors are now starting to look at property in areas where, up until recently, only slumlords took interest — Central Johannesburg is a prime example.

Well priced Property Acquisitions difficult to find in SA

SA listed property companies are struggling to find well priced acquisition opportunities with takeovers becoming more difficult to achieve now as there are no easy targets.

Patrice Motsepe’s foray into property sector

Billionaire and mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital considers residential sector following the group's decision to acquire 20% stake in Val de Vie Investments as its first foray into property.

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