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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?

1 day ago

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

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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: 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

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

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective
Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective

A combination of political volatility, regulatory uncertainty and economic stagnation has seen South Africa understandably falling out of favour with local and global property investors of late. However, much of the rest of Africa remains a relatively attractive investment proposition...

By Gerhard Zeelie 11 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa
#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa

HouseAfrica is a Nigerian-based startup on a mission to make real estate investment accessible to everyone through technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 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

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

4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape
4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape

There's a lot of talk about future cities, many of them being the sprawling metropolises of the world. The new world order for professionals, executives, and indeed millennial behaviour is to catch a taxi to work if needed, then to walk from work to gym, move on to coffee with friends - and cycle, walk or take a quick Uber home...

11 Sep 2019

Africa's real estate sector poised for growth
Africa's real estate sector poised for growth

Host of the 10th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit Kfir Rusin asks: as Central and Eastern Europe become increasingly popular for South Africa's property sector due to subdued growth potential and earnings locally, should these funds not be investing closer to home?

12 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

Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitions
Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitions

A joint venture between Growthpoint Properties and Investec Asset Management, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) has begun executing on its strategy...

2 Jul 2019

Broll, Cushman & Wakefield enter Africa affiliation partnership
Broll, Cushman & Wakefield enter Africa affiliation partnership

The Broll Property Group and Cushman & Wakefield have entered into an exclusive affiliation arrangement, branded Cushman & Wakefield Broll, covering the Sub-Saharan Africa region...

13 Jun 2019

Nairobi luxury home price growth slows in Q1
Nairobi luxury home price growth slows in Q1

According to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index (PGCI), prime residential prices in Nairobi, Kenya slid in the first quarter by 6.5% in the 12 months to March 2019...

7 Jun 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

By David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

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New report: Africa to remain a compelling property investment destination

Knight Frank has published its new Africa Horizons report highlighting that office yields remained largely stable in most African markets over the past two years, anchored by patient domestic capital...

12 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019
Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

The next phase of real estate financing in Africa
The next phase of real estate financing in Africa

For a long time, the most prominent players in the African property sector have been private equity or other institutional investors...

By Selwyn Blieden 9 Apr 2019

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Stable real estate market continues to draw investment in Casablanca - JLL

JLL's 2018 Year in Review report has outlined a relatively stable real estate market in Casablanca across its hospitality, retail and industrial sectors...

6 Mar 2019

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