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admyt accelerates parking innovation in Cape Town
admyt, a pioneer in digital parking solutions, proudly announces its expansion into office and mixed-use properties across Cape Town in collaboration with Growthpoint Properties (JSE: GRT). This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in admyt's journey towards a ticketless future and reaffirms both firms’ dedication to reshaping parking experiences for tenants and users. 11 Jun 2024 Read more

Emira announces strong operational results and good strategic progress backed by active capital recycling
Emira Property Fund (JSE: EMI) reported strong operational results, strategic delivery, and capacity-enhancing active capital recycling for its financial year ended 31 March 2024. It declared a full year dividend per share of 117.02c. Its net asset value per share increased by 2.2% to 1,733.10 cps over the twelve months. 3 Jun 2024 Read more

Workplaces that adapt to an evolving workforce are key to attracting next-generation talent
Optimising office environments for multi-generational teams has been a part of workplace dynamics for decades. Yet the rise of Generation Z in the workplace has increased the importance of accommodating different values and work styles as this radically different generation becomes more active in the global economy. Getting this right will be the differentiator for companies looking to attract and retain top talent in future. 3 Jun 2024 Read more

Johannesburg: data centre hub for big operators in South Africa
Cushman & Wakefield | BROLL says operators seek sites to the north and east of Johannesburg, in well-located nodes with power supply, while in the smaller Cape Town market data centres are expanding, and there’s growing interest in Nigeria and Kenya. 8 May 2024 Read more

Growthpoint student accommodation REIT thrives, adding R1.5bn of assets in 2 years
Two years since launching, Growthpoint Student Accommodation REIT has introduced R1.5bn in new investment to this alternative property sector, added 4,000 new beds for students and created a strong pipeline of future developments. Its demonstrated execution has expanded its portfolio value to approximately R3.5bn, representing 12 residences with 9,000 beds in three South African cities – Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. With two new developments in the ground, it expects to increase its beds to 10,400 for the 2025 academic year. 30 Apr 2024 Read more

A rallying cry from the South African real estate sector
In the eye of a storm, the South African commercial real estate sector has proven to be a linchpin of our nation's economic and societal fabric. Its pulse is the pulse of South Africa. 19 Apr 2024 Read more

Parkdene Boulevard redevelopment bolsters growth of Boksburg node
Construction has commenced on the redevelopment of Parkdene Boulevard, a retail centre in the burgeoning suburb of Parkdene in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni. It is set to open in October 2024. The 32,000sqm centre is being upgraded by Abland Property Developers and Retail Africa, which are both known for their innovative development approach, and is a collaboration with partners Nedbank CIB and the Ellerine Group. 12 Apr 2024 Read more

Growthpoint Healthcare adds Johannesburg Eye Hospital to its portfolio
Growthpoint Healthcare REIT has successfully completed the R106.4m acquisition of the Johannesburg Eye Hospital in Northcliff, which has transferred to become the ninth asset and the second specialist healthcare facility in its portfolio. 5 Apr 2024 Read more

Emira boosts its liquidity with R1.1bn Cape Town property portfolio sale
Emira Property Fund (JSE: EMI) has agreed to sell basically all its wholly owned Cape Town properties in a sizeable R1.1bn transaction, which will create significant and immediate liquidity for Emira to pursue its strategy. 4 Apr 2024 Read more

SAMRRA unlocks data for investment into the multifamily residential property asset class
Multifamily residential rental property is set to become a mainstay of the South African intuitional investment landscape, driven by the consistent performance of this real estate asset class, its low volatility, and its foreseeable returns. This is according to the first research of its kind into residential property investment and fundamental performance in South Africa and globally. 3 Apr 2024 Read more

Development of Cape Town’s The Rubik nears completion
Cape Town's skyline is reaching new heights as The Rubik, a dazzling luxury apartment complex in the heart of the CBD, has reached the peak of its vertical ascent. With 27 levels of premium living and commercial spaces, The Rubik’s modern glass exterior promises residents and businesses unrivalled views of the city – from shimmering ocean to majestic mountain vistas. 25 Mar 2024 Read more

Dipula and REO’s innovative approach to tenant installation
Dipula Income Fund’s (JSE: DIB) new lease with EOH for the Montrose Place at Waterfall Park in Midrand’s Vorna Valley has led to an innovative and high-impact corporate social responsibility project. The entire 4,000sqm building was fitted out by REO, using small contractors who not only completed the entire build project but also tailor-made the furniture in the basement of the building. 12 Mar 2024 Read more

Charting uncharted waters: A quintet of challenges for South Africa's built environment
In an era marked by unprecedented change and complexity, the "Global Risks Report 2024" by the World Economic Forum unfolds a sobering landscape of the next decade. As we navigate through the tumultuous waves of swift technological advances, economic instability, climate change and escalating global conflicts, the fabric of international unity is being tested like never before. 28 Feb 2024 Read more

Growsmart 2024 launches across the Western Cape and Eastern Cape
Growsmart, the nationally acclaimed educational initiative by Growthpoint Properties, has launched its 2024 programme in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces. This marks the fifteenth consecutive year of Growsmart's commitment to advancing quality education and enriching the lives of learners in Grades 4 to 6. 28 Feb 2024 Read more

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

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