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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

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

#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

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

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

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

27 Nov 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience
6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself
#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight
#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight

Over 1,400 delegates from the retail, shopping centre and associated industries are gathered in Cape Town this week for the 23rd SACSC Annual Congress...

17 Oct 2019

Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners
Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners

Now in its third year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in the property industry...

15 Oct 2019

SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail
SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail

'Evolve' is the theme of the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October 2019...

10 Oct 2019

Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi
Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi

Businesses in Nairobi eagerly await the arrival of the tenth Regus business centre, in Britam Towers - making this its 10th location in Nairobi - in November 2019...

Issued by GO Content Lab 8 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Flanagan & Gerard invests R16m to solar-power its malls
Flanagan & Gerard invests R16m to solar-power its malls

Shopping centre developer Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment has invested more than R16m to install solar plants at its malls...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Why mixed-use is the key to funding African hotel development
Why mixed-use is the key to funding African hotel development

A new report from JLL, an international professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance new hotel projects in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development...

16 Sep 2019

Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya
Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya...

13 Sep 2019

Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification
Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification

The Safehotels certificate allows Radisson Hotel Group to add external validation to their safety and security programme and to create additional value for the guests, staff and owners...

13 Sep 2019

Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high
Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high

Nigeria's economy is showing some green shoots that point to improved growth in the coming quarters but the outlook has done little to bolster investor confidence in the local retail and office market sectors...

11 Sep 2019

Canal Walk home to new flagship, concept stores
Canal Walk home to new flagship, concept stores

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is welcoming a host of new flagship and concept stores this year. The shopping mall is now home to the largest iStore in Africa...

11 Sep 2019

Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy
Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy

According to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property, shopping centres in Southern Africa need to adopt an integrated, holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance given shifting local and international approaches to lifestyle...

6 Sep 2019

Kenya's office market boosted by innovation in leasing deals
Kenya's office market boosted by innovation in leasing deals

According to Broll Property Intel's latest Kenya Office Market Snapshot H1:2019 report, a creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market...

4 Sep 2019

Top tips for retail tenant survival
Top tips for retail tenant survival

While, according to StatsSA, retail sales in SA have increased somewhat recently, pressure remains on consumers' discretionary income...

16 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Nedbank CIB concludes Centum real estate deal in Kenya
Nedbank CIB concludes Centum real estate deal in Kenya

Nedbank CIB recently announced the conclusion of its Centum Investment Company Plc (Centum) real estate deal in Kenya, said to be of substantial value...

23 Jul 2019

South African retail supply shows steady growth
South African retail supply shows steady growth

Despite concerns of over-supply in certain locations, the retail market has shown steady growth with the number of shopping centres increasing from 1959 in mid-2017 to over 2000 at present...

5 Jul 2019

BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint
BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint

Bon Hotels to take over hotels in Rundu and Walvis Bay, in addition to its Swakopmund hotel...

3 Jul 2019

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