In a move dubbed Operation Reclaim, the Tshwane Metro Council has identified the revitalisation of the Pretoria city centre as one of its key focus areas for spurring economic activity through transforming the city into an attractive destination for business, residents and visitors alike.

The low interest rate environment and slow growth in property prices make it a good time to buy from a value and affordability point of view. 

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:37

Fibre optic testing at Route 21 Corporate Park

The JSE listed technology group, EOH Network Solutions, and property and management company, Abacus DIVISIONS, are currently setting up a fibre optic testing facility at Route 21 Corporate Park, Irene

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:15

Green building vs green rating

The property marketers of The Route 21 Corporate Park business development, Abacus DIVISIONS, has announced that it has signed its first “green” tenants for a R60 million environmentally friendly building, built during the latter part of 2011. It also raises debate around obtaining an actual green star rating vs claims at being a green building

Growthpoint Properties Limited has acquired a premium R210 million office building, Menlyn Corner, in Pretoria. The 10,000sqm AAA-grade asset located on the corner of Atterbury Road and Lois Avenue in Menlyn enjoys prime position on a landmark corner in the growth node of Menlyn

While it has been revealed that the controversial and ambitious Symbio-City project earmarked for Centurion will not be funded out of municipal coffers, detractors are still questioning the rationale behind this project. Like many bold and ambitious projects, some believe it will be detrimental to other stakeholders in the area, as well as nearby office park developments

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 11:50

New broom sweeping through Tshwane

There’s a new broom sweeping through Tshwane and it has some ambitious plans. Beginning on the inside track back in April when the City corralled the Ethics Institute of SA and the South African Bureau of Standards into helping the city obtain a cleaned-up and world-class governance system.  Now on the outside, in the words of city manager, Jason Ngobeni, we want to take our city back “street by street.”

Universities throughout the country are faced with an ever-increasing problem as their students struggle to find suitable accommodation and many institutions have now reached student accommodation crisis levels. In Gauteng in particular, students are faced with a chronic shortage of safe, secure and affordable accommodation and this is fertile grounds for creating excellent investment opportunities to those willing to engage this market

JHI Residential is a natural progression for the group, which collectively has extensive experience not only in managing commercial property, but in managing various mixed-use properties which often includes a residential component

The fund's overall positive performance is accredited to growth in rental income, the successful upgrade of properties and aggressive leasing initiatives.

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