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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing
Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 2 hours ago

In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better
In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office...

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm
African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm

According to Tim White, CEO of Profica, the logistics and warehousing sectors have strong fundamentals in place which may see the industrial sector weather the Covid-19 storm and emerge with a more positive long-term outlook...

25 Jun 2020

The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air
The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air

"What will it take to encourage much more widespread reliance on working at home for at least part of each week?" asked Frank Schiff, the chief economist of the US Committee for Economic Development, in The Washington Post in 1979...

By Andrew Wallace 22 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 is threatening hotel development growth in Africa

"We see a slowdown in pipeline growth in 2020, as we all get to grips with the new reality. With so many of the players locked down, fewer deals will be signed, and it is inevitable that some of the planned openings in 2020 will be delayed..."

17 Jun 2020

Webinar: Covid-19 will not define the property market's future
Webinar: Covid-19 will not define the property market's future

Broll's inaugural webinar focused on strategies and solutions that can be employed during the recovery phase of the Covid-19 crisis...

10 Jun 2020

Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector now
Planning is more important than prediction for Africa's property sector now

An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years...

By Gerhard Zeelie 9 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

Redesigning workspaces for a post-Covid-19 world
Redesigning workspaces for a post-Covid-19 world

Countries that have suffered the most severe outbreaks of Covid-19 are seeing infection rates level off as lockdowns and widespread restrictions on movement take effect...

By Michael Aldridge 15 May 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements
Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements

In the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected...

By Loice Erambo 29 Apr 2020

Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100
Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100

Knight Frank has released its 2020 Wealth Report revealing the results of its Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100)...

5 Mar 2020

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Is tourism the answer to Ethiopia's job creation goal?

Could a surge in domestic and international travel be the answer Dr Ephrem Tekle, Jobs Creation Commissioner of Ethiopia, is looking for?

25 Feb 2020

Buyers, tenants maintain upper hand in Kenyan property market
Buyers, tenants maintain upper hand in Kenyan property market

According to Knight Frank's Kenya Market Update for the second half of 2019, prime retail rents decreased by 4.2% to $4.6 per square foot per month in the period...

18 Feb 2020

Nigeria's growing appeal as a real estate investment destination
Nigeria's growing appeal as a real estate investment destination

As South Africa's medium-term economic growth prospects become increasingly uncertain, many local and international property investors are...

By Gerhard Zeelie 17 Feb 2020

CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index
CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index

Across the 27 cities in the Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, capital values in 2020 are forecast to grow by 1.8% on average...

5 Feb 2020

Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution
Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution

Co-working spaces have been growing in all the world's major cities for 15 years. But what makes them so popular?

By Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay 31 Jan 2020

New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa
New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa

According to research from Turner & Townsend, major global data centre markets are seeing soaring construction costs as development in new and emerging hubs continues to heat up...

23 Jan 2020

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in...

By Xolile Sizani 22 Jan 2020

Drones for real estate: What you need to know
Drones for real estate: What you need to know

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

By Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 14 Jan 2020

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Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion Island

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

By Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector
#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector

When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

By Gerhard Zeelie 6 Jan 2020

Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo
Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo

Amr Sultan, Managing Director of Landmark Sabbour and Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International at the signing ceremony of W Cairo

23 Dec 2019

Growthpoint Investec African Properties acquires 100% of RMB Westport
Growthpoint Investec African Properties acquires 100% of RMB Westport

Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) announced last week that it has successfully concluded the acquisition of 100% of RMB Westport Real Estate Development Fund Limited...

17 Dec 2019

3 pointers to warehouse transformation
3 pointers to warehouse transformation

It wasn't very long ago when fulfillment was described as "just logistics". How times change...

By Neil Gouveia 11 Dec 2019

Nairobi prime residential values continue to drop
Nairobi prime residential values continue to drop

According to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index (PGCI) for Q3 2019, house prices in Nairobi's high-end market fell by 5.4% in the year to September...

9 Dec 2019

Why property developers need to create more agile business models
Why property developers need to create more agile business models

Many business models around the world are under pressure, now more than ever, to be able to respond more speedily to volatile developments...

By Francois Schoeman 9 Dec 2019

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

By Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities
Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities

According to Chris Cilliers, CEO and principal of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in the Winelands, while often associated primarily with security, there is a lot more to the growing global trend...

3 Dec 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

By Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

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