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12 Apr 2021
How to prepare your home for winter

Each year winter sneaks up on South Africans. With such a beautiful summer climate that lasts months on end, we’re…

How to prepare your home for winter

Each year winter sneaks up on South Africans. With such a beautiful summer climate that lasts months on end, we’re often caught off guard when the weather suddenly changes, and the nights start drawing in.  With our properties built for warmer climates; colder weather can see us shivering inside our…

29 Mar 2021
Redefining the future of shared accommodation in Bloemfontein

Converting multiple apartment blocks near the CBD to address growing need for safe, affordable furnished rooms What was once three…

Redefining the future of shared accommodation in Bloemfontein

Converting multiple apartment blocks near the CBD to address growing need for safe, affordable furnished rooms What was once three apartment blocks managed through a family-owned trust in downtown Bloemfontein, is planned to become innovative shared accommodation catering for up to 300 residents to help meet the increasing demand for…

19 Feb 2021
2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly-respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition…

2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly-respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition of the guide, published in conjunction with strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The guide shares invaluable knowledge of Africa’s economy that can…

18 Feb 2021
Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and…

Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and even some industrial property holdings – were affected. In contrast, lower-income affordable housing – and inner-city housing in particular – has performed better than most other property markets in South…

02 Nov 2020
The construction sector is critical to SA’s post-COVID economic recovery

Traditionally, the development of risk management plans is tailored to address assessed and quantified risks. There is however always the ‘the…

The construction sector is critical to SA’s post-COVID economic recovery

Traditionally, the development of risk management plans is tailored to address assessed and quantified risks. There is however always the ‘the unknown factor’. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, we have faced localised pandemics before, but never one on such a globally synchronous scale, thanks to global travel and trade. It propelled the…

30 Sep 2020
How to face liquidity risks across alternatives

Alternative strategies, such as hedge funds, are considered to be the liquid end of the alternative-investment spectrum. This is as…

How to face liquidity risks across alternatives

Alternative strategies, such as hedge funds, are considered to be the liquid end of the alternative-investment spectrum. This is as opposed to privately traded alternative assets, such as private equity and property. However, there are a few issues to bear in mind when looking at the liquidity of alternative investments.…

09 Sep 2020
Next-generation of property leaders

Introducing new real estate podcast, Fitzanne’s Property Exchange Designed to keep you informed and captivated whilst sharing the latest news…

Next-generation of property leaders

Introducing new real estate podcast, Fitzanne’s Property Exchange Designed to keep you informed and captivated whilst sharing the latest news in the South African residential property market, Fitzanne’s Property Exchange offers a reputable, relatable voice in the busy world of real estate. Hosted by industry veteran Pearl Scheltema, CEO of Fitzanne Estates,…

20 Aug 2020
Certified green offices held their value in a tough rental market

In its fourth year, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index provides an independent and consistent comparative return on…

Certified green offices held their value in a tough rental market

In its fourth year, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index provides an independent and consistent comparative return on investment for green-certified and non-certified offices. Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index…

19 Aug 2020
Empowering women in the Property Industry in 2020

For many women, the business world can be a daunting one to approach. The property industry is no different, with…

Empowering women in the Property Industry in 2020

For many women, the business world can be a daunting one to approach. The property industry is no different, with a seemingly endless list of rules and legislation, hoops to jump through, and updates to follow. The good news is that it is also a tremendously rewarding path, when taken…

28 Jul 2020
Professional indemnity cover for estate agents

Property professionals operate today in an environment of ever-increasing requirements for better transparency, disclosure, accountability and governance.  Professional indemnity cover…

Professional indemnity cover for estate agents

Property professionals operate today in an environment of ever-increasing requirements for better transparency, disclosure, accountability and governance.  Professional indemnity cover in the real-estate world is very similar to medical malpractice cover for doctors. While the sale or rental management of a client’s home may not require the precision of a…

03 Jun 2020
Light industrial property is showing returns

Over the past several years there has been steady interest and growth in activity in the light industrial property space,…

Light industrial property is showing returns

Over the past several years there has been steady interest and growth in activity in the light industrial property space, including warehousing, storage and distribution centres.

20 Apr 2020
Allow Lockdown Sales Of D.i.y. Products

The coatings industry appeal to ment to allow the governhome-improvement products to be classified as “essential products and services” during…

Allow Lockdown Sales Of D.i.y. Products

The coatings industry appeal to ment to allow the governhome-improvement products to be classified as “essential products and services” during the Covid-19 lockdown so that South Africans could use their residential confinement to upgrade dwellings and increase property values.


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