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After Fountainhead, takeovers are less obvious

Redefine Properties has finally got its hands on Fountainhead Property Trust, giving the company access to some strong shopping mall assets, reports Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director. ... Full story

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.

Safari maiden FY results 'strong and steady'

Safari Investments describes its maiden full-year financial results as 'strong and steady', lifting its headline earnings per share to 54c from 30c.

Safari builds a desirable asset portfolio

Safari Investments grows its assets 31% from R1.3bn since listing in April last year to R1.7bn at the end of March.

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.

Joburg’s historic Wembley Raceway Stadium hits the Auction Block

The historic Wembley Stadium and Raceway in Johannesburg CBD, where in the 1940’s speedway racing was the thing, is set to go under the auctioneer’s gavel during Auction Inc’s Multiple Property Auction on 2 July 2015.

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.

Smaller property funds offer bigger returns, says experts

Few smaller listed property funds with specialised assets may still offer strong returns.

Property’s run hits obstacles

Property stocks continued to perform well over the most recent results season but market conditions and a lack of outlier events suggest this will be the last good set for results for the year.

Shree Property Holdings gets R1bn loan boost from Standard Bank

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s biggest lender by assets and earnings, has granted R1 billion to Shree Property Holdings, to enable the company refinance existing loan facilities and acquire new properties to add to its industrial property portfolio in KwaZulu-Natal.

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