• The South African economy has once again under-performed in 2016, showing no signs of a comeback. The International Monetary Fund revised economic growth expectations for 2016 and 2017 down to 0.1% and 0.8% respectively. Despite this challenge, the commercial property market is performing with much optimism. Looking at various major cities’ performance, one might think

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    Historically, Commercial real estate values have been cyclical and will continue to be so in the future. The availability and cost of financing is a key component of these cycles. Available capital is affected by the economy, interest rates, supply and demand, and the perception of the market. Real estate prices fluctuate as these factors

  • Africa’s Most Popular Cities, and Why…

    Social 0 Comments November 25, 2016

    Johannesburg – South Africa According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2016, almost 4 million people visited Johannesburg from all over the world in 2016 – making the South African city the most visited city in Africa. Johannesburg is noted to be the largest city in the world without any river or water coast

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    Lease-back sales are fast gaining traction in the South African marketplace, now a preferred option for many commercial and industrial property owners and an increasingly popular component of company financial management. This is according to commercial property consultancy Knight Frank. John Jack, Head of Knight Frank Corporate Real Estate states, “Retaining control of production or

  • The Cape’s Hidden Gem

    Social 0 Comments November 16, 2016

    Cape Town is by far one of South Africa’s most beautiful cities for obvious reasons, and while millions flock to this prime destination to explore the cities many wondrous treasures, a lot of them also love the stylish shopping centres that they offer. One being the Cape Quarter in De Waterkant, home to over 100

  • Top 15 Green Home Building Techniques

    Social 0 Comments November 1, 2016

    With the constantly changing environment around us, it’s important to be environmentally aware and active. It’s even more important when you consider how much money you can save by building a green home. The methods and ways you can go about changing your home from an emission-producing powerhouse into more of a greenhouse are easy

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    In the age of technology that we live in, the internet has revolutionised the property industry and how business is concluded. With over 26-million users connected to the internet in South Africa, it has become one of the main marketing and advertising tools used by real estate professionals to effectively reach large masses of people

  • The perfect investment property

    Social 0 Comments October 27, 2016

    Why are some properties easy to sell while others are infinitely harder? Some put it down to buyers instinct and experience of the market. But it can be about more tangible factors. For many, property is a compelling investment that generates both monthly rental income and capital growth. That doesn’t mean it will automatically be

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    The European commercial real-estate market is shifting, with the hottest cities cooling off as investors’ interest in other locations grows. Real-estate markets throughout Europe saw investors pile in following the 2008 financial crisis. With the European Central Bank and the Bank of England pushing interest rates to historic lows, real-estate returns have become increasingly attractive

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    After several years of limited supply, Monaco’s new-build offer is expanding and with it, the gulf between resale and new home prices. For a principality no larger than two square kilometres – smaller than Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined – Monaco, home to 12,200 millionaires, punches well above its weight. Offering privacy and security – in a climate of increased geopolitical tension