Southern Africa’s largest refrigeration and air-conditioning wholesaler, Metraclark, is expanding its existing relationship with Growthpoint Properties by substantially increasing its leased premises to 24 400sqm.

Delta Property Fund's strong' first-time credit rating from Global Credit Rating (GCR) reflects the fund’s high quality and long-dated leases with government departments and parastatals

Commercial space in prime hubs in Cape Town’s popular Southern Suburbs is in demand, with retail hotspots in Claremont – close to Cavendish Square, Claremont CBD and the railway station highly sought after

Tenants are taking advantage of perennially high office vacancies to negotiate favourable long-term leases at low and in some cases, zero escalating rates on rentals

The City of Cape Town is placing a number of its properties onto the market to stimulate economic development, deputy mayor Ian Neilson said on Monday.

Growthpoint Properties Limited is breaking new ground for commercial real estate globally by introducing an innovative new deposit-free lease.

Monday, 18 June 2012 12:25

Lease contracts: in writing please

Lease contracts, no matter how surreal or incomplete, are absolute and binding. “But we agreed to add XYZ when I met the broker” and “But that’s not in the spirit of our agreement” doesn’t count in a court of law, if its not actually added to the lease. The golden rule therefore is 'get it in writting'!

Growthpoint's total vacancy level aggregated across its well diversified SA portfolio reduced by 100bp to a healthy 4% over the six month period ending December 2011; getting such results does not come without cost

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 02:00

Standard Terms is a myth

So-called “standard terms” invariably mean pro-landlord terms because leases are drafted by landlords, and they’re naturally protecting their interests. You wouldn’t expect them to do otherwise

Premium Properties has reported a 4.9% decline in its interim distributions, as tenants' total cost of occupation increased due to high utility costs and assessment rates.

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