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#EvolutionOfWork: Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industryArticle

There is a growing need for entrepreneurs to have flexible, affordable, readily available and convenient workspaces...

Gidgette Osborne 24 Dec 2019

Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industry
Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industryArticle

Francis Kariuki, recently a former head of operations at a flexible workspace (also known as a coworking space) in Kenya sits across from me as we have a chat on the immediate future of the flexible working industry...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Dec 2019

IWG flexible working franchise a first for Africa
IWG flexible working franchise a first for AfricaArticle

Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc this week announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries in Africa...

Issued by GO Content Lab 4 Jul 2019

#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is coming
#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is comingArticle

Until recently, work meant commuting to a nine-to-five job at the same desk in a conventional office. But the world of work has changed...

Joanne Bushell 8 Jan 2019

Ongoing development will soon see a merging of Cape Town’s booming business hubs of the CBD and Waterfront. Picture: Andrew Ingram
What semigrants need to consider when investing in commercial property in Cape TownArticle

There's no such thing as an inexpensive property investment mistake...

21 Jul 2017

Pros and cons of investing in student accommodation
Pros and cons of investing in student accommodationArticle

Investing in student accommodation remains a highly attractive option provided you buy the right kind of property in the right location, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group...

3 Apr 2017

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Examining the state of hotel development in AfricaArticle

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms...

Josephine Wawira 27 Feb 2017

Reviving brownfield sites to create mixed-use communities
Reviving brownfield sites to create mixed-use communitiesArticle

The office sector is still firmly entrenched in its recovery phase although this is becoming increasingly fragile...

16 Feb 2017

Landlords cash in on premium Rosebank office properties
Landlords cash in on premium Rosebank office propertiesArticle

Landlords in the burgeoning office hub of Rosebank are not shy to charge premium-grade office tenants top-end rentals, given the demand for space in the district...

Alistair Anderson 1 Dec 2016

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Dubai rolls out property projects despite falling pricesArticle

Dubai developers are rolling out their scale models for the city's latest grandiose property projects despite continued falls in real estate prices...

7 Sep 2016

Makeover of square aimed at students
Makeover of square aimed at studentsArticle

Student accommodation provider Respublica is set to launch a 2,200-bed housing development in a rejuvenated Hatfield Square in 2017...

Alistair Anderson 30 Aug 2016

Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space
Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre spaceArticle

When Attacq snips the ribbon on its Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday, it will add to an oversupply of retail space that threatens to topple the best returns among SA's real estate investment trusts...

Colin Mcclelland 28 Apr 2016

"Pockets of glory" for property investment in Africa
"Pockets of glory" for property investment in AfricaArticle

There are pockets of glory, particularly in East Africa - but property investors need to do their homework before venturing in...

4 Mar 2016

T.C. Chetty, RICS country manager for South Africa
RICS Summit to focus on opportunities in real estate sectorArticle

Opportunities and challenges in the real estate sector and broader built environment of the sub-Saharan Africa market will top the agenda at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Africa Summit 2016, set to take place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 24 February 2016...

22 Feb 2016

Growthpoint set to launch into rest of Africa
Growthpoint set to launch into rest of AfricaArticle

SA's largest listed real estate investment trust, Growthpoint Properties, is expected to launch a joint venture in its first foray into the rest of Africa before the end of this year...

Alistair Anderson 15 Sep 2015

Hospitality Investment Conference Africa announces speakers
Hospitality Investment Conference Africa announces speakersArticle

The Hospitality Investment Conference Africa, HICA 2015 has announced its speakers for its conference being held 9-11 September at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

17 Aug 2015

SA office spaces are all dressed up - with no one to fill them
SA office spaces are all dressed up - with no one to fill themArticle

Property funds have struggled to fill office vacancies this year with few companies seeking new office space, given the lack of new businesses opening in SA in a weak economy...

Alistair Anderson 1 Jul 2015

RICS examines future vision for African real estate
RICS examines future vision for African real estateArticle

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction...

30 Mar 2015

Investment in commercial sector takes a knock
Investment in commercial sector takes a knockArticle

The latest research from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) SA shows commercial property investment activity in SA slowed down last year, with the overriding contributing factor being the low supply of investment properties...

26 Mar 2015

More new projects for Sandton despite congestion
More new projects for Sandton despite congestionArticle

Despite concerns about a looming oversupply of office space and increased road congestion, commercial real estate investors and developers continue to pour billions into the Sandton CBD...

Joan Muller 9 Feb 2015

Public consultation on new intl measurement stdArticle

The International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC) launched a public consultation on the new International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) for office buildings in January 2014.

3 Feb 2014

Issues affecting real estate trends in SAArticle

The real estate sector is constantly affected by change either through the economy, legislation, innovation or operational factors. Increasingly, the current environment dictates that business should be cautious of costs; therefore, the various trends noticed in the real estate sector are geared towards managing and reducing costs.

18 Dec 2013

Sandton property development continues
Sandton property development continuesArticle

Despite talk of a looming over-supply of office space and concern about increased road congestion, commercial real estate investors and developers continue to pour billions into the Sandton central business district.

Joan Muller 17 Dec 2013

Dubai property bounces but stirs fears of new bubble
Dubai property bounces but stirs fears of new bubbleArticle

DUBAI, UAE: Dubai's property sector is making a strong comeback five years after prices in the emirate nosedived, but a surge in demand and bouncing prices have triggered calls to remember the crisis.

11 Oct 2013

Gains in the office sector driven by economy's performance
Gains in the office sector driven by economy's performanceArticle

In light of the low economic growth in South Africa how is the office sector of property performing?

26 Sep 2013

New executive positions at Jones Lang LaSalle SAArticle

Mark Bradford, currently MD of Jones Lang LaSalle South Africa, has been appointed as the firm's first chairman for Sub-Saharan Africa, with a broad remit overseeing the firm's growth strategy across the whole African continent, as part of a global real estate services firm. Craig Hean succeeds Bradford as MD for South Africa.

2 Jul 2013

Shehryar Qureshi
Epitome of recovery in Dubai property marketArticle

As predicted by real estate experts, 2013 is proving itself as the year of profound and robust recovery for the UAE real estate sector in general and that of Dubai in particular. The UAE has been showcasing an overall bullish market trend driven by the recovery of its property market.

Shehryar Qureshi 14 Jun 2013

Jo'burg in Top 20 commercial property list
Jo'burg in Top 20 commercial property listArticle

The global search for income has prompted many of the world's sovereign wealth and pension funds to increase their exposure to commercial property.

27 May 2013

Tourism needs urgent boost to survive
Tourism needs urgent boost to surviveArticle

Protea Hotels' chief executive Arthur Gillis is not happy about the 60% room occupancy levels across SA's hotel industry.

24 May 2013

Shortage of quality properties in SA
Shortage of quality properties in SAArticle

The number of commercial property transactions increased sharply last year, while the average size of transactions declined, reflecting more frequent small property deals and a shortage of large assets on the market.

Nick Hedley 16 Apr 2013

Impact of multi-channel retail on logistics - reportArticle

The growth of online retail is transforming the way consumers shop, not least by generating multiple channels through which they can research products and make purchases. At the same time, it has added significant complexity to the logistics operations of retailers. Jones Lang LaSalle has released a report on the impact of multi-channel retail on logistics.

27 Mar 2013

Sandton, Rosebank lead with new developmentsArticle

The third quarter has seen a slight increase in take-up of space in Johannesburg, driven by demand for prime buildings in attractive nodes such as Melrose, Rosebank, Bryanston and Sandton.

Thabang Mokopanele 13 Nov 2012

Doug Mayne selected as judge for Solal Award 2012
Doug Mayne selected as judge for Solal Award 2012Article

The International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) has selected Doug Mayne, MD of shopping centre marketing consultancy Primedia Lifestyle, to represent South Africa on the 2012 Solal Marketing Awards global jury panel.

17 Feb 2012

Jorissen Place up for saleArticle

Tenders have opened for offers on Jorissen Place, a landmark office block occupying a city block, bounded by Jorissen, Bertha, de Beer and de Korte streets, in the regenerated area of Braamfontein. The closing date for private tenders is 29 February 2012.

18 Jan 2012

'Cautious investors look to commercial property'Article

With volatility and uncertainty becoming common features of financial markets, investors continue to seek stable investment opportunities in the commercial property sector, according to Rael Levitt, CEO of Auction Alliance.

1 Nov 2011

Jones Lang LaSalle buys SA firm, sets to expand into Africa
Jones Lang LaSalle buys SA firm, sets to expand into AfricaArticle

New York Stock Exchange-listed Jones Lang LaSalle, which has operations in Egypt and Morocco, last week announced the acquisition of South Africa's corporate property service providers Bradford McCormack & Associates (BMA), which becomes Jones Lang LaSalle South Africa - a move that is said to open the doors to a wide expansion in Africa.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 4 Apr 2011

HICA 2009 confirms speaker line-upArticle

The third annual, Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) has confirmed its speaker and topic list for the event due to take place from 4 - 6 November 2009 at the Sandton Sun.

22 Sep 2009

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