As the country emerges from COVID-19-related lockdowns, the hard lockdown having been in April and May 2020, high frequency data points to quite a lengthy road back to “full” recovery for the economy.

Property investment decisions are big decisions that need a proper landscape to provide direction.

A few months on from the May general election, a somber mood is once again settling in in the country, and one senses that there is a feeling that structural policy reforms that had been hoped for under a new presidency are not easily going to be forthcoming.

From 2010, when Nedbank completed its headquarters on the corner of Rivonia Road and Maude Street to become the country’s first Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Green Star-certified building, Sandton Central has remained on the cutting edge of green building practices on the African continent.

With experiential retail being one of the hottest trends in the retail and shopping centre industry right now, the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) commissioned a research report to get insight into the growth of experiential retail in the local mall marketplace.

Waterfall – ATTACQ has received the MSCI South Africa Real Estate Award in 2016 for best performing property fund in the office sector from MSCI, a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, at the 14th MSCI Real Estate Conference at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. Attacq achieved a return of 16.5% and thus securing the top honours in the office sector.

According to John Loos, a mild slowdown for the Consumer and Retail Property sector is projected based on an FNB macroeconomic scenario where recession is avoided, inflation is moderate, and interest rates have just about peaked.

The South African property sector is worth a whopping R5.8 trillion according to results from the latest study undertaken to determine the size of the country’s property sector.

Retail cannibalisation is becoming a growing reality in South Africa and, until now, it has been all too easy to place the blame for this squarely at the feet of shopping centre developers.

Getting to know the consumer, monitoring trends and understanding the role of technology will underscore this year’s 6th Annual SA Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, taking place in Sandton on 13 April.

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