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.

The SA REIT sector is set to deliver double-digit total returns to investors next year.

Balwin Properties, the JSE’s only national large-scale developer of turnkey sectional-title apartments and surrounding infrastructure aimed at the mid- to upper market segment, today announced a strategic rental model initiative that will see it access its extensive land bank quicker and share in annuity rental and other income over the longer term. 

The Firstrand economic team expects a 25 basis point interest rate hike this week when the SARB (South African Reserve Bank) MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meets to deliberate on interest rates.

As the continent’s largest economy, international development experts, innovators and funders increasingly believe that Nigeria is positioned to provide a market-driven solution to one of the continent’s most significant challenges and opportunities: Affordable Housing.

With the rand regaining some ground and inflation surprising on the downside this week, existing and aspirant home buyers will be relieved at the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision today (20 September 2018) not to increase the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties continues to expand into the exciting Polish market with the acquisition of a 95% share for €185.8 million (R2.9 billion) in a portfolio of nine operating logistics properties located throughout Poland.

Gemgrow, a South African focused, high growth, high yielding REIT listed on the JSE, today released interim results for the quarter ending 31 March 2018.

Shareholders are advised that MAS, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, MAS (IOM) Holdings Limited, has concluded a sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) to acquire from New Uberior House Holding Limited.

Our Firstrand expectation is for a 25 basis point interest rate cut in the SARB’s Repo Rate, when its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting concludes on Wednesday. Should this happen, it would lower the Repo Rate to 6.5%, and the Prime Lending Rate of banks to 10%.

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