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Local Smart Cities aim to drive sustainability

More and more property developers are moving towards incorporating nature into building design. Green spaces have proven popular, even in major cities where they are seemingly rare. Rooftop gardens are popping up in central business districts such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Rotterdam and New York. Urban...

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Divergence in residential building activity in the first quarter of 2018

Divergent trends were evident in levels of building activity in the South African market for new housing in the first quarter of 2018: The number of building plans approved for new housing increased by 17,1% year-on-year, or 2 245 plans, to 15 233 plans in the period January to March this year. The...

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New CEO announcement for Knight Frank

Knight Frank has announced the strategic appointment of Richard Hardie in the position of CEO to oversee their residential operations in Cape Town. South African-born Hardie was identified for his experience and ability to effect innovation and impact in an evolving and competitive African property...

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Local Smart Cities aim to drive sustainability

More and more property developers are moving towards incorporating nature into building design. Green spaces have proven popular, even in major cities where they are seemingly rare. Rooftop gardens are popping up in central business districts such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Rotterdam and New York. Urban...

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2018’s co-working trends and what to expect

Co-working is a new territory; currently, there isn’t an enormous amount of legacy research into it as it responds to the needs of the new, and constantly evolving, world of work. If the number of freelances, remote workers, contract workers, entrepreneurs and start-ups weren’t...

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Spear appoints new CEO, continues to outperform with latest results

2018 Financial Year Highlights: Final dividend declared of 78.50 cents per share for the full year ended 28 February 2018. The dividend declared exceeds the revised forecast by 1.95%. TNAV per share increased by 15.40% during the period to R 11.57 per share. R 1.69 billion in asset value increase...

Research

The 2017 State of Cape Town Central City Report released

The latest edition of ‘The State of Cape Town Central City Report: 2017 – A Year in Review‘ has revealed that R23.954 billion of investment has, conservatively, been committed to the Cape Town Central City since the start of 2017. This includes developments that opened their doors...

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Gemgrow advantageously positioned for future acquisitions

Dividend of 52,18 cents per A share and 38,52 cents per B share for six months; in line with guidance. Seven times cash cover on A shares. Strong, de-risked balance sheet; LTV of 29%. Debt expiry profile improved to 3,8 years. R549 million of acquisitions transferred and integrated within the...

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SACSC partners with The International Council of Shopping Centres

The South African Council of Shopping Centres has announced the signing of formal agreements with The International Council of Shopping Centres. The South African Council of Shopping Centres  joins seventeen national associations of retail real estate in creating such a partnership. The other...

Events

8th SACSC Annual Research Conference delivers

More than 270 delegates from South Africa’s most respected companies and brands attended the 8th anniversary of The South African Council Shopping Centre’s Annual Research Conference. This year’s speakers highlighted many important aspects of South Africa’s retail and...