StatSSA building statistics for May 2019 were released today, and a feature of these continued to be very strong growth in residential buildings completed.

One of the key ways for Africa to attract significant external investment is to improve levels of liquidity across the continent. 

Retail Property challenges are partly about technological advances. But they’re also very much about old fashioned fundamentals…including a big affordability challenge

New Mortgage Lending continued its year-on-year decline in the 1st quarter of 2019, with the Commercial Mortgage Lending and New Building Mortgage categories being the major “drag”

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 669,6 billion) was only slightly higher at 6,1% year-on-year (y/y) at the end of May 2019 from 6% y/y at end-April when outstanding balances came to R1 660,9 billion.

A new, 100%black-owned hotel operator is to soon enter the local market following a multi-million rand deal signed this week between Afrirent Holdings, Top Toyo Investments and Indalo Hotels & Leisure Management in terms of which an R280 million, focused service Hampton by Hilton hotel will be built in Sandton, Gauteng.

Based on data released by Statistics South Africa, private sector-financed building activity in the South African market for new housing continued to show divergent trends in the first four months of 2019, which might be related to lags in reporting.

Emira Property Fund’s refurbished warehouse facility superbly located in the popular industrial hub of Denver, Johannesburg, has opened its doors, attracting savvy tenants looking for state-of-the-art warehouse facilities, paired with contemporary office space and excellent energy efficiency.

Waterfall Management Company has been honoured with the Best Mixed-use Development in South Africa 2019/2020 award for the Waterfall development.

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 660,9 billion) remained relatively stable in the first four months of 2019, recorded at 6% year-on-year (y/y) at the end of April this year.

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