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Empowering the future: A young woman's rise to leadership in property at Boxwood
Boxwood Property Fund appoints Sarah Divaris as COO. 16 Feb 2024 Read more

Gigabytes vs GIGO-bytes: The recipe for data quality in 2024 and beyond
This is an article about cake. Cake made from the finest ingredients, baked using the best recipe, and so beautifully presented that, from a single glance, you just know it will make your day. Because whose day is not improved by good cake? 14 Feb 2024 Read more

Growthpoint Properties issues R1bn 10-year bond
Growthpoint Properties (JSE: GRT) has issued a R1bn senior unsecured bond with a 10-year maturity. The offering came after strong investor interest in long-term Growthpoint debt, which the sole arranger, Standard Bank, successfully executed as a private placement of R1bn. 12 Feb 2024 Read more

Source: Supplied. Estienne de Klerk, SA chief executive officer of Growthpoint Properties.
Growthpoint Properties has entered into a milestone Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Etana Energy for 195GWh of renewable energy a year, representing 32% of its total current annual electricity consumption (612GWhs in FY23). 30 Jan 2024 Read more

Emira concludes the acquisition of Transcend
Emira Property Fund (JSE: EMI) has finalised a scheme of arrangement resulting in Transcend Residential Property Fund becoming wholly owned by Emira. 30 Jan 2024 Read more

Emira plants for the years ahead
Eco-friendly, green and relaxing – trees and plants benefit everyone. They bring more biodiversity to big cities, reduce CO2 emissions, feed people and attract pollinators that are vital for food security and environmental sustainability. 16 Jan 2024 Read more

The first units are snapped up at Growthpoint’s Arterial Industrial Estate development
Growthpoint Properties (JSE: GRT) has let the first two of six units in phase one of its new Arterial Industrial Estate development in Cape Town to Jotun, one of the world’s leading paints and coatings manufacturers. 20 Dec 2023 Read more

Proparco and 27four support Divercity to expand access to affordable housing in South Africa
Proparco, the French development finance institution, and 27four, a South African investment manager, led R550m investment in Divercity Urban Property Group alongside reinvestment from its existing shareholders. The investment is intended to fund portfolio growth and balance sheet optimisation. 18 Dec 2023 Read more

Iconic Eyethu Theatre revival opens to a warm community welcome
Soweto landmark gets a new lease on life with a Heritage Hall and community shopping centre 30 Nov 2023 Read more

Improved numbers drive Dipula's solid performance
Dipula Income Fund (JSE: DIB) delivered a defensive performance for the year ended 31 August 2023 with increased property values, higher occupancy levels and improved rental renewal growth. 16 Nov 2023 Read more

The critical impact of buildings on ESG goals
Real estate choices have a material impact on achieving ESG goals, particularly climate change reduction, according to leading provider of corporate real estate services in Africa, Cushman & Wakefield |BROLL. 8 Nov 2023 Read more

Atterbury proudly unveils Village Walk in Pretoria East
Village Walk, Atterbury's latest retail development in Pretoria East, has opened to the public after much anticipation. Village Walk connects two of Atterbury's already successful retail precincts in the suburb of Hazelwood: The Village - an eclectic food, drink and leisure hub - on 16th Street and The Club precinct which sits between Hazelwood and Dely Roads. 8 Nov 2023 Read more

Game-changing proptech: Lisa smart leasing platform launches in South Africa
Dutch-based technology platform Lisa BV will launch its smart leasing platform in South Africa after acquiring its core leasing technology platform from Inospace, South Africa's largest last-mile logistics operator. 11 Oct 2023 Read more

80% sold out: The Rubik Cape Town CBD luxury apartments
The luxury apartments of The Rubik in the Cape Town CBD are enjoying brisk sales with an impressive 80% already sold, leaving only a limited number available. The 27-floor building's impressive glazed façade will afford mesmerising views across the city, from ocean to mountain. Its structure has reached full height, and the development is running to schedule for residential occupation from March 2024. 4 Oct 2023 Read more

Strategic upgrades enhance Dipula's retail assets
Dipula Income Fund (JSE: DIB) is strategically refreshing a number of its retail assets to provide modern, accessible appealing shopping experiences for both retailers and customers. Its ambitious plans for advantageous upgrades and capital expenditure in its predominantly retail portfolio are already taking shape. 3 Oct 2023 Read more

Cost, talent and ESG are the primary drivers of corporate real estate decisions in South Africa
Cost, talent and operational excellence are currently the top three drivers of strategic corporate real estate (CRE) decisions globally. This is according to the 2023 What Occupiers Want annual survey compiled by Cushman & Wakefield in partnership with CoreNet Global. In South Africa, however, environmental social and governance (ESG) priorities rank third, after cost and talent, according to Natasha Bruwer, who is managing director of occupier services at Cushman & Wakefield | BROLL and chair of CoreNet Global Sub-Saharan Africa Networking Group. 3 Oct 2023 Read more

API Summit 2023 explores a new horizon for African real estate
The African continent's most influential property gathering, the 14th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit, including the API Hospitality and API Proptech forums, will be held live from Johannesburg at the Marriot Hotel, Melrose Arch, on Tuesday, 10, and Wednesday, 11 October 2023. 26 Sep 2023 Read more

Growsmart Western Cape champions for 2023 are announced
And the winners are... Literacy: Delft South Primary School, Cape Town | Mathematics: St Agnes Primary School, Cape Town | Story writing: Helderkruin Primary School, Cape Town. 19 Sep 2023 Read more

Divercity kicks off leasing of Barlow Park's affordably luxury living apartments in Sandton
Divercity Urban Property Group has commenced leasing for its highly anticipated rental apartments at the Barlow Park mixed-use development. 19 Sep 2023 Read more

Emira's strategic selling of The Bolton residential units makes good progress
Emira Property Fund (JSE: EMI) is over the halfway mark in selling the 282 apartments in its groundbreaking office-to-residential conversion, The Bolton in Rosebank, Johannesburg, as it continues its ongoing programme of strategic capital rotation. 19 Sep 2023 Read more


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