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Should you lease or buy your business premises?

By Heartwood Properties, CEO, John Whall. It’s the age old dilemma: should you plan to lease or own your business premises? There are advantages and disadvantages to both, with much depending on the life cycle and stage of each individual business. The appeal for many businesses to own their own premises is that it can […]

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George Radford, Head of Africa at IP Global

Why now is the best time to invest in Dublin

Brexit uncertainty is causing some investors to hold back on investing in UK property until the Brexit plans are finalised. This heralds a new era of opportunity for Ireland, which will now be one of the only English-speaking members of the EU. It is now the obvious jurisdiction for new business and relocations – with […]

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Investec Property Fund: Portfolio diversification offsets challenging domestic market

Highlights · Interim distribution of 68.81 cents per share, 5.4% increase in normalised DPS y-o-y · Base net property income growth of 1.7% y-o-y · Vacancy improved to 3.1% · 91% of space expiring in the period renewed of re-let at an average WALE of 3.8 years · €71.9m invested into the Pan-European logistics investment […]

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The Case for Unlisted Property Exposure for Retirement Funds

By Keith Muirhead and Rein van Veen from Ashburton Properties  Commercial property forms an important part of the investable asset universe. Although dependent on relevance of location and the property assets in question, commercial property offers stable growth and income returns coupled with a reasonable level of inflation protection.  This is due to the value of […]

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Zimbali developers to create R2 billion property fund

Kuwait’s IFA Hotels & Resorts announced last week that it has entered into a joint venture with boutique financial consulting firm Jaltech to create a R2 billion property fund. (more…)

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The Property Sector Charter Council lays the foundation for transformation

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s late night announcement on 31 July on the decision to amend Section 25 of the South African Constitution to clearly articulate land without compensation has driven the debate on land ownership into top gear.  A report recently released by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) calls for an urgent land […]

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Stuart Manning

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes shows of clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reforms amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages. In light of this, the Seeff Property Group has welcomed […]

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Wanderers Golf Club and Investec Property join forces 

The Wanderers Golf Club, in partnership with Investec Property has embarked on a process to develop an iconic mixed-use precinct unrivalled in Johannesburg’s Northern Suburbs. Strategically located in Illovo, between the central business districts of Sandton and Rosebank, the R2 billion development is set to become a benchmark for mixed-use developments in South Africa. (more…)

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