Friday, 15 February 2019 11:27

Predicted change is here

Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties, Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop and Dr. Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, do all agree that the residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019 in South Africa.

Rental growth affects values within the industrial property sector, plus is a large determinant of business costs.

Rudi Botha, CEO of SA’s leading bond originator BetterBond, says the SONA was very wide ranging and covered a huge number of initiatives, but that there were definitely some highlights for the real estate market.

Tower’s subsidiary company, TPF International Limited has expanded the scope of its operations through the recent purchase of a prime industrial property in Croatia for  €8 592 000.

RDI, the income focused UK-REIT, has agreed three new high quality lettings at two of its retail parks delivering an average uplift of 40% on gross annualised rents reported for the year ending 31 August 2018.

2018 was a challenging year for the South African property market, with negative real price growth in the residential property market and slowing market activity.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:29

JSE-listed EPP outperforms the market in 2018

JSE-traded EPP, the pure Polish retail property fund, delivered a total return of 21% in 2018 to significantly outperform the market, making it the top performing listed property company of the year. This is a significant difference from the benchmark index (SAPY) total return of -25%.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 16:21

How to beat the January financial blues

No-one wants to default on their bond instalments or other account payments, but often in January and February, there just isn’t enough money to go around after a big holiday splurge in December.

Although the Camps Bay market has responded predictably to the prevailing socio-economic climate with lower sales volumes across the board, it has proven more resilient than most comparable areas this year with a 1.88% increase in the average house price and a diminishing gap between asking and selling prices.

One of South Africa’s leading office and industrial real estate consultancies, Knight Frank South Africa, has rebranded to Galetti Corporate Real Estate after concluding an investment deal with black-owned private equity business, Symmetry Capital Partners.

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