Rudi Botha, CEO of SA’s leading bond originator BetterBond, says the SONA was very wide ranging and covered a huge number of initiatives, but that there were definitely some highlights for the real estate market.

JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties’ new 15 storey Rosebank Link has been completed on schedule with all its office space now fully let.

The SA REIT sector’s focus on improved corporate governance is expected to support positive sentiment for investment in listed property in 2019.

Although the Camps Bay market has responded predictably to the prevailing socio-economic climate with lower sales volumes across the board, it has proven more resilient than most comparable areas this year with a 1.88% increase in the average house price and a diminishing gap between asking and selling prices.

One of South Africa’s leading office and industrial real estate consultancies, Knight Frank South Africa, has rebranded to Galetti Corporate Real Estate after concluding an investment deal with black-owned private equity business, Symmetry Capital Partners.

NEPI Rockcastle updates the valuation of its property portfolio in June and December each year. Fair value is determined by external, independent professional valuers with appropriate and recognised qualifications, and recent experience in the locations and category of properties being valued.

SA-focussed and diversified REIT, Dipula Income Fund, reported double-digit growth in distributable earnings to R504.2 million, and its DIA and DIB  dividends per share were up over 4,4% a piece year-on-year. 

Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo, a top player in affordable real estate in Nigeria has featured on the November edition of Forbes Africa where he revealed that long term partnerships between private and public sector is key to improving housing gap in Nigeria.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of indexes, portfolio construction, risk management tools and services for global investors, has announced the winning funds for the 15th MSCI South African Direct Property Investment Awards.

Foreign exchange and inflation have stabilized in Nigeria amid emerging market pressures.

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