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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. ... Full story

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.

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.

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.

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