Wednesday, 10 April 2019 15:45

Kenya’s logistics market continues to grow

Kenya’s expanding economy has spurred the growth of its logistics property market with the economic hub of Nairobi experiencing a 15% year-on-year increase in new warehousing supply, Broll Property Intel’s latest Kenya Logistics Snapshot Report reveals.

Many point to online retail as a key challenge to the Retail Property Sector, and no doubt it is one of the challenges, as technology marches forth.

JSE listed Balwin Properties, South Africa’s largest turnkey sectional-title developer, today announced a rental transaction that will see Balwin Rentals (Pty) Ltd retain a right of first refusal to acquire 4 544 rental apartments to be developed by Balwin Properties.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:27

Re-rating on the cards for SA REIT sector

South Africa’s real estate investment trust (SA REIT) sector is heading for a re-rating; the question is whether the sector will rally this year or next?

The SA REIT sector is set to deliver double-digit total returns to investors next year.

Today’s October CPI (Consumer Price Index) showed a slight acceleration in its year-on-year inflation rate, from 4.9% in the previous month to 5.1%.

Gemgrow Properties, the specialist high yield, high growth REIT listed on the main board of the JSE, today announced its annual results for the financial year ended 30 September 2018 delivering dividend growth in line with guidance.

Equites Property Fund Limited today announced growth of 11.7% in its distribution per share for the six months ended 31 August 2018 to 68.12 cents, as well as a 49% growth in the fair value of its property portfolio over the corresponding period in August 2017, from R6.8 billion to R10.1 billion.

JSE-listed Emira Property Fund will take a minority stake in JSE AltX-listed Transcend Residential Property Fund, furthering Emira’s stated strategy of expanding its investment in residential rental property.

Africrest Properties intends to be one of the top 10 largest residential middle-income landlords in Gauteng within the next 5 years.

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