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Divergent trends in residential building activity in early 2019

Private sector-financed building activity in the South African market for new housing showed divergent trends in early 2019. The number of building plans approved for new housing was down by 19,8% year-on-year, or 2 160 plans, to 8 739 plans in the first two months of the year, whereas the volume...

Areas and Places

Mauritius paves the way for the rise of the Smart City

The digital revolution has altered our lives in just two decades, impacting almost every aspect of our lives however, experts believe that we have yet to experience the most dramatic transformation. Once a futuristic concept, smart cities are already an established trend in Europe and the United...

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Amdec unveils Cape Town Foreshore’s mixed-use The Yacht Club

The Amdec Group has recently unveiled its latest development, The Yacht Club. This R1.5 billion, mixed-use property includes 170 luxury residential apartments, 6 000 square meters of premium grade office space spanning two levels and, Africa’s first AC Hotel by Marriott. The group acquired the...

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intu and Cale Street Investments announce 50/50 joint venture

intu Properties and Cale Street Investments LP have announced the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture for the intu Derby shopping centre. Cale Street, an investment firm backed by the Kuwait Investment Office in London, will acquire for cash the 50 per cent interest for consideration which...

Advice and Opinion

High yields fuel investor demand for petrol stations

Petrol station sites have continued to attract investor demand as they show increasingly promising yields during a challenging economic environment. Investors are eyeing this market carefully, with strong competition for established service stations across South Africa says Simon Wilkins, Galetti...

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The Public Investment Corporation increases shareholding in Texton

The Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited (PIC) has increased its beneficial shareholding in Texton Property Fund, growing its stake in the South African REIT from 5,2% to 18.9%. The Public Investment Corporation has now become Texton’s largest shareholder. Marius Muller, CEO of Texton...

Advice and Opinion

How to invest in the top-performing industrial sector

For the past few years, the industrial property sector has outperformed the office, retail and leisure property sectors and it is expected to continue to perform reasonably well into the foreseeable future. This is according to Tony Bales, industrial property expert at Epping Property who says that...