Logistics and warehousing in a recession

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JLL SSA recently hosted a breakfast for SA’s top Industrial Property Landlords at our offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa. One of the key topics was how logistics and warehousing have been affected by the current recession. The release of the Q1 2017 GDP figures confirmed something that most had been feeling for some time – […]

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Waterfall: still setting the trend

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The past few years have not been the most encouraging for the South African economy, with anaemic economic growth putting a dampener on business and investor confidence whilst political instability only serves to make matters worse. Of course, the office market has not been immune to the economic climate and both investors and occupiers have […]

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The underpinning of liquidity in CEE real estate

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As yields across western European markets are now either at or below the record lows seen during the last real estate cycle, investors continue to look for opportunities in markets where higher risk generates higher returns.  More or less, this has meant that capital has actively sought out the higher risk premiums, stronger growth and […]

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Is ‘affordable’ housing in Sub-Saharan Africa being appropriately addressed?

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Is the current supply of ‘affordable’ housing within Sub-Saharan Africa appropriately addressing the housing deficit?  As part of JLL’s commitment to improving transparency in Sub-Saharan African (“SSA”) real estate markets, JLL’s Strategic Consulting team has been investigating the status of the affordable housing sector in the region. The issue of housing affordability is a source […]

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What Africa can do for Its own investment prospects

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South Africa and Nigeria are the largest economies in Africa. Together they represent 60% of the continent’s GDP – out of 54 countries. Failure, as such, is not an option. That’s why the World Economic Forum’s Update on South Africa and Nigeria was concentrated around identifying existing economic challenges, steps to overcoming them, and growth […]

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