Ideas are the new currency of modern economies and it is no more evident than in recent billion dollar idea success stories like Airbnb and Uber which are now disrupting, and even putting out of business, established industries.

A decade after the global financial crisis, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Investment Risk Forum (IRF) - which comprises more than 40 of the world’s most influential real estate investors - has found that diminishing returns are driving real estate investment diversification.

Cape Town’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination has resulted in a spike in the number of homes available for holiday lets and fuelled investor demand for sectional title units with short term rental potential.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:28

'Rentvestor' a new breed of property buyer

South Africa is currently seeing the emergence of a new type of property buyer known as a “rentvestor”, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.

Investec Property and workplace specialists Giant Leap today launched FutureSpace - a first of its kind, high end office on demand at 61 Katherine Street in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.

The real estate and investment industry are also concerned with Brexit and the question behind it: What does the future of Europe look like with national barriers?

Gaming and leisure group Tsogo Sun is set to gain the income benefits of having a portion of its hotel assets in a real estate investment trust structure when it gains control of Hospitality Property Fund.

The short-term holiday rental season in Cape Town has once again started, and the demand for short-term property rentals, specifically in the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl area, is expected to rise considerably as many holidaymakers flock to the coast.

The number of beds listed by online home rental services like Airbnb in Spain surpasses the number on offer by hotels last year.

The number of beds listed by online home rental services like Airbnb in Spain surpasses the number on offer by hotels last year.

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