Tuesday, 06 October 2020 22:09

What’s making the rand tick?

The rand has been surprisingly strong since early April, with a few reversals along the way. What is driving this and how long can it last?

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:50

A robust EPP meets the challenges of COVID-19

JSE-listed EPP, Poland’s biggest retail landlord, reported results for the six-months ended 30 June 2020 that reveal a business with increased operational resilience.

Returning from a nationwide catchup with their network of brokers and lending partners, Paragon Lending Solution CEO, Gary Palmer, says despite banks’ and landlords’ considerable help during lockdown, South Africa should prepare for a very bumpy few months as lenders and landlords run out of runway and eviction notices begin to pile up. 

Oxford Parks is an architectural focal point along Oxford Road in Rosebank. On completion, this site will house five buildings on a master basement structure.

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 13:35

GDP contracts by 51% under lockdown

The South African economy contracted by a staggering 51% in Quarter 2 of 2020, as the country reeled from the consequences of the COVID-19 enforced lockdown, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has revealed.

The FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey surveys a sample of commercial property brokers in and around the 6 major metros of South Africa, namely, City of Joburg and Ekurhuleni (Greater Johannesburg), Tshwane, Ethekwini, City of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Growthpoint Properties Limited (JSE: GRT) delivered 5.4% growth in revenue and R5.5bn in distributable income for its full-year to 30 June 2020.

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

So asks Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

If you’re considering selling your home, now is a good time to do it. The combination of record low interest rates, and a surge in buyers looking to buy new homes since the end of the hard lockdown, means the local property market is ‘extremely attractive’ for sellers, says residential property experts  Leadhome.

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