The Women’s Property Network in collaboration with the Property Sector Charter Council and Anchor Stockbrokers have published the inaugural 2021 State of Gender Diversity on JSE Listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). SA REITs are a significant economic contributor to the sector and as a result, they are arguably theContinue Reading

Inspections are an emerging opportunity within the property industry encompassing a wide range of potential services from rental inspections, technical inspections, transactional inspections, compliance inspections and even health and safety inspections. Essentially, inspections are the capturing of information to compile a specific compliance report for distribution. Pre-Covid-19, traditional paper-based inspectionsContinue Reading

From left to right: First prize winner in Engineering – Jean-Pierre Mostert (Stellenbosch University), Third prize winner in Engineering – Moniqué Scheepers (Stellenbosch University) and Third prize winner in Property – Alan Hunter (University of Cape Town). Fresh life for old tyres and visionary 3D-printing for construction; these are justContinue Reading

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) has launched an online platform geared towards transformation, supporting entrepreneurship, and providing the space for established property practitioners to network with smaller developers and entrepreneurs. SAIBPP Connect is a reinforcement of the SAIBPP’s commitment to changing the pace of transformation inContinue Reading

Digital transformation in the retail sector has been fast approaching and it has been accelerated during Covid-19 which has highlighted the need for retailers to operate and to serve consumers differently. The emerging themes for retailers indicate that the global pandemic will drive significant changes in customer experience, supply chains,Continue Reading

Investors and built environment professionals in the private and public sectors are extremely frustrated by the drawn-out and increasingly vague processes being encountered with Heritage applications. This is according to the findings of a dipstick survey conducted by the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) in response to numerous complaintsContinue Reading

A panel of twenty-five economists have unanimously predicted that the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will hold the repo rate according to Finder’s rate forecast report. With the next Monetary Committee Meeting taking place between the 23rd and 25th of March 2021, Nedbank Chief Economist Nicola Weimar believes the bankContinue Reading

With Eskom set to hike electricity tariffs by 15.63% from April 2021, commercial and retail tenants will be bracing for increased strain on already tightly stretched budgets. Gregg Huntingford, CEO of Spire Property Solutions, says rising electricity costs ultimately have an adverse effect on tenant retentions, rentals, and property valuesContinue Reading

With Eskom set to hike electricity tariffs by 15.63% from April 2021, commercial and retail tenants will be bracing for increased strain on already tightly stretched budgets. Gregg Huntingford, CEO of Spire Property Solutions, says rising electricity costs ultimately have an adverse effect on tenant retentions, rentals, and property valuesContinue Reading

The Department of Development Planning has been granted permission by the national Department of Labour and Employment to assess the Metro Link in Johannesburg to retrieve refused building plan applications which have been inaccessible since November 2020. This follows a recommendation made by the national department to immediately cease allContinue Reading

While businesses struggle to make ends meet, pay salaries, and keep operations afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many are facing increased activity from fraudsters intent on taking advantage of the situation. The conveyancing industry, historically a target for unscrupulous operators due to the large sums of money they hold inContinue Reading