Office property sector needs 3% GDP growth to rebound
‘That's what we need to bring enough new tenants into our market to create that demand, to mop up that space over time, because the quantum of space is really, really big at the moment – we are looking at a million square metres of [vacant] office space in Sandton alone’: Eileen Andrew, vice-president of MSCI South Africa.
South African Real Estate Investment Trust Association chair Estienne de Klerk shares his latest insights on the listed property sector following the industry’s 2024 conference, noting: ‘If you were an investor last year in Reits, you would've been rewarded with the best performance of all investment classes … So, albeit…
Kobus Lamprecht, head of research at Rode & Associates, says besides the return of workers back to the office, the Mother City is benefiting from companies expanding or opening offices due to the city’s better power-supply situation, in addition to growth in tourism and semigration on the back of good…
Myles Kritzinger, CEO of the newly established South African Multifamily Residential Rental Association (Samrra) shares his insights on why this specialist sub-sector of real estate is booming in the US and Australia, and Samrra’s aim to “further institutionalise” multifamily as a property investment class locally.
Mikayla Benkenstein talks about the group’s growth locally and elsewhere in Africa, and shares insights on property construction activity in SA, considering the country’s lingering poor economic conditions.