Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:18

Buying versus renting student accommodation

Many South Africans are of the mindset that it is better to purchase their own home - if they can - rather than rent, and effectively pay off someone else’s bond.

FNB has unveiled the first phase of its BankCity revitalization project to continue its commitment and investment in the Johannesburg inner-city.

Eris Property Group  has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Barend de Loor will assume his new role at the property development, investment and services group as of 1 September 2019, succeeding long-standing CEO of 15 years, Warren Schultze.

Friday, 30 August 2019 22:06

Deconstructing the value of real estate

Real estate has long been touted as a good investment on the basis of property having excellent value, but in order to capitalise in a dynamic marketplace, one has to understand the meaning of value in this context and the key factors which contribute to this value.

Growthpoint Properties’ R240m Sterling Industrial Park development in its Centralpoint innovation district is bringing to life the next phase of this major high-tech precinct.

Delivering exceptional investment performance in current market conditions is no simple task, given that uncertainty and unemployment remain critically high whilst economic growth, liquidity and interest rates remain stubbornly low.

Estienne de Klerk has been elected Chairman of the SA REIT Association, which represents the South African listed REIT (real estate investment trust) sector.

The surge in first-time buyers entering Cape Town’s property market – a notable 3.3 times more than this time last year – augurs well for a gradual house price recovery in the next few months, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

JSE listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties has earmarked R2 million towards beautifying and upgrading the Library Park infrastructure in a major way as part of Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo’s (JCPZ) commitment to maintaining Rosebank’s green beltways.

Emira Property Fund has reported a 3.1% increase in distributions for its financial year ended 30 June 2019, delivering on its market guidance and continuing its dividend growth for the second consecutive year following its successful turnaround.

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