New report overviews increased competitiveness of economy, FDI and REITS contribution to boosting real estate growth.

After a four year high of unprecedented double-digit growth, South Africa’s strongest market took a knock in 2017 with a significant drop in sales volumes and price growth, but the new year has got off to a promising start with a record apartment sale price and three sales within 24 hours of listing.

The V&A Waterfront is proud to be awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) this week.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:25

Holiday town markets are beating the odds

It has long been a foregone conclusion that towns where markets are driven largely by the demand for holiday homes will always perform below the national average during subdued economic times, but a report released by FNB last month has revealed that this is no longer the case.

Renewed energy has been the hallmark of the Gauteng market since the beginning of the year; the change underpinned by a more positive national sentiment prompted by the change in national political leadership.

In the last decade, SA REITs have proven their ability to operate successfully on the international stage and play in almost any market in the world. But does this make them truly global real estate players?

Since the 50,000sqm regional Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, opened its doors late last August, millions of shoppers have visited the mall. Based on their shopping habits and preferences the mall is adding three exciting restaurant brands to its mix.

After months of decline, trading densities across 2.2 million m² of physical retail space in seven provinces of South Africa and in Namibia are trending towards growth, according to an industry barometer.

Warsaw, 8 March 2018 –JSE listed EPP (Echo Polska Properties) - the retail-focused Polish property play - today released annual results for the year ended December 2017 with distributable earnings of €76.6 million translating into distributions of 10.87 eurocents a share, ahead of previously stated guidance.

As the University of Witwatersrand regional winner of the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, Margeaux Adams from the University has put her name on the architectural map of the future.

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