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All Your Eggs In One Basket?

All Your Eggs In One Basket?

When it Comes to Property Investment, It May be Better to Put All Your Eggs in One Basket. The Argument for and Against a Concentrated Investment Strategy.  When it comes to investment strategy – intuitively the advice of a responsible investment advisor is that the best way to reduce risk is to diversify. Do not […]

Month in Review – March 2022

Month in Review – March 2022

In this month’s review, we look at the R 4.5 billion construction (with American Giant Amazon as a tenant) and the clash with Khoi, San & environmentalists in the Western Cape, while the Ukraine war impact Commercial Property locally and building Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) requirement deadline looms with only 20 out of a required […]

Interesting trends in the residential markets.

Interesting trends in the residential markets.

Some interesting trends in the residential markets. An examination of the last FNB Property Barometer is showing some very interesting trends in residential property markets – and a lot of it is good news. A shift to higher-value properties. The average value of mortgage bonds in the first 9 months of 2021 was 16% higher […]

Month in Review | February 2022

Month in Review | February 2022

“Every great story happened when someone decided not to give up.” Spryte Loriano   State of the Nation/National Budget This month saw the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President as well as the National Budget by the new Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. It would have been impossible for the President to […]

To Lease or Buy your next Industrial Premises?

To Lease or Buy your next Industrial Premises?

Industrial Property. The Decision to Lease or Buy your next Industrial Premises. One of the challenges a manufacturer, logistics or warehouse industrial business will face when seeking business premises is the decision on whether to lease or buy their premises.  When it comes to commercial property, the decision making around property ownership or leasing almost […]

The Month in Review | January 2022

The Month in Review | January 2022

The Property Practitioners Act and a glimpse beyond the pandemic. We are a month into 2022 and indications are that the country is getting ready to shed the COVID-19 constraints and move into a post-pandemic phase. Places of entertainment have started opening, people are gathering, and many have begun the year with a renewed sense […]

2022 – Talking Retail

2022 – Talking Retail

2 years of living through a pandemic has brought what appears to be a permanent shift in the shopping experience. We look at some interesting stats from the last two years. Mall visits through the Pandemic: The graph above, taken from Lightstone’s end of 2021 year report shows mall visits throughout the Pandemic. These were [...]
Leaving 2021 – Interesting 2022 Predictions

Leaving 2021 – Interesting 2022 Predictions

These past two years have been challenging, but there are positives.  Lingering changes which many predicted would take years to accomplish, became a reality overnight. An obvious example is the rapid shift to e-Commerce, which has seen an overhaul of whole sections of retail and significant growth in logistics.  On the other hand, sectors that […]

The Impact of Logistics on Commercial Property

The Impact of Logistics on Commercial Property

2021 saw a leap in logistics infrastructure in the country. Africa’s largest logistics centre, DSV Park, was launched in September 2021 in a location near OR Tambo. The build area alone total 130 000m2 on a stand size of 39 hectares and has a sorting capacity of 13 000 packages per hour. DSV is also building a […]

The Month in Review | November 2021

The Month in Review | November 2021

Another month has come and gone, rife with happenings that directly impact the property markets as well as our lives as South Africans. In this review we briefly discuss interest rates, load shedding and residential property prices. Interest Rate Hike In the quarterly review meeting, the SARB increased interest rates by 0.25% on 18 Nov. […]


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