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China's R84bn gamble in Modderfontein

Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Zendai is going ahead with its grandiose plans to build a colossal mixed-use city in the sleepy village of Modderfontein northeast of Johannesburg.

Offshore exposure helps property firms meet targets

Most listed property companies meet or beat market expectations in the latest financial reporting season.

Accelerate buys Old Mutual stake in Portside building

Accelerate Property Fund acquires roughly half of the Port side office building, the tallest skyscraper in Cape Town, which houses banking group FirstRand’s regional head office in the central business district.

Standard Bank awarded a breakthrough 5 Star Green Star SA Interiors Rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) celebrated another milestone in the movement to a greener built environment with the recent Green Star SA Interiors certification of Standard Bank’s newly-refurbished 3 Simmonds Street office in Johannesburg.

Fairvest buying in Yeoville

Fairvest is gaining a reputation as one of the more adventurous property shoppers.

Intu’s mall development plans keep tills ringing

JSE’s largest real estate investment trust‚ Intu Properties‚ records 6% growth in earnings a share over the first six months of this year‚ pleasing the market.

Prime office space still in demand

Although high office vacancies continue to plague the listed property sector, with weak economic conditions creating sluggish demand, there has been some respite in the second quarter of this year.

Fortress to firm up deal to form

Fortress is expected this week to make a firm offer to Capital Property Fund’s shareholders to take over the fund after expressing an interest in a takeover since May.

Tower diversifies by buying eight industrial properties

Tower acquires a R375m industrial property portfolio in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to diversify its investment offering.

Investors likely to put Accelerate Property Fund on buying list

More investors are likely to place Accelerate Property Fund on their buying lists after the company finally acquired the rights to add another 90000m² to Fourways Mall.

SA office spaces are all dressed up - with no one to fill them

Property funds have struggled to fill office vacancies this year with few companies seeking new office space, given the lack of new businesses opening in SA in a weak economy.

Performance of SA REITs analysed from capital gains and profitability perspectives

The latest research from JLL South Africa analyses the performance of the South African Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) from a capital gains perspective and a profitability perspective in order to highlight the drivers of investment returns.

Old Mutual backs the Zone @ Rosebank facelift with R500m

Old Mutual Properties will redevelop Zone@Rosebank shopping centre in a R500m expansion that will see a number of top retailers added to the existing tenant mix.

Bond sell-off sparks drop in property index

FTSE/JSE South African listed property index has lost 9.48% of its value since the beginning of March.

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