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Zambia’s real estate sector is looking forward to a new chapter as it begins to leverage off opportunities in the steadily growing economy.

Lease-back sales are fast gaining traction in the South African marketplace, now a preferred option for many commercial and industrial property owners and an increasingly popular component of company financial management.

Knight Frank, the world's leading independently owned property consultancy, has recently published a report, ‘The Prime Global Cities Index’.

Knight Frank’s Prime Global Rental Index, which tracks the change in luxury residential rents across 17 cities globally, fell for a third consecutive quarter with rents falling on average by 0.5% in the year to March 2016.

Despite vast capital growth in Sydney and Melbourne prime residential markets over the seven-year period to December 2015; overall the broader mainstream markets have significantly outperformed.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:11

Rondebosch demand and price update

When Zanny Muller, one of the Knight Frank agents specialising in property sales in the Rondebosch area (working with Jeanne Cowan), first started working in this suburb, she was surprised by the demand for property here, no matter how high the price seemed to be at the time.

China has seen an increase in outward investment by almost 1,500%* in a decade (2005 - 2015) according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2016. 

Commercial property is no more a ‘Cinderella’ asset class for UHNWI’s as they now account for 25% of global commercial property investment volumes investing $902 billion into the sector since the current cycle commenced in 2009.

Prime residential property prices in Vancouver rose by 25%* in 2015 according to Knight Frank’s Prime International Residential Index (PIRI).

"With the start of the Six Nations Championship, we decided to take a timely comparative analysis of the prime capital city residential performance for each of the competing nations", Knight Frank says.

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