The best ideas come from random encounters

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Amy McKenzie, Business Development at Tétris, discusses the popular trend of ‘crash spaces’ in the office. In an increasingly demanding world, where knowledge sharing is critical to performance improvement and business success, a collaborative workspace is becoming the new norm. If you’re working in a silo environment, you’re probably not interacting much and you’re keeping […]

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State Owned Enterprises – unravelling the government’s property challenges

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As the government grapples with funding shortfalls among the behemoth South African state owned enterprises (SOEs), the Ministry of Finance has been looking to sources away from the collection of tax revenues to shore up some gaping holes in the finances of the likes of Eskom. In last week’s budget the then-finance minister Malusi Gigaba […]

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How to position your commercial property for lease

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Edward Ward, Head of Leasing, JLL SSA says it requires a professional approach to ensure your property stands out in a crowded market. While there is a healthy demand for high quality accommodation in prime nodes across the country, there is no doubt the commercial and industrial property landscape is becoming increasingly competitive. To achieve […]

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JLL forecasts improved hotel sector performance for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

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We at JLL Sub-Saharan Africa forecast an improved hotel performance and investment climate in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2018, with the budget and midmarket segments showing the strongest demand fundamentals. Global investor interest is likely to increase with a search for yield in a long global real estate cycle, as well as demand for platform investments […]

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Critical investment lessons for the Sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector

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Allan Wantenaar, Associate at JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, shares learnings from the 2017 Spotlight on Africa – Hotels Overview report that are driving a deeper understanding and more moderate approach to hospitality investment on the continent. A decade of change Was Sub-Saharan Africa ready for the past supply cycle? Ten years ago, the positive outlook […]

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Spotlight on debt lending in the African hospitality space

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James Nathan, Associate: Capital Markets, Hotel & Hospitality Group, JLL has identified that the majority of active lenders in Sub-Saharan Africa have shown an improved understanding of the fundamentals and operating structures that impact overall hotel performance. Prominent commercial, development and alternative lenders were interviewed with the aim of providing a holistic and accurate outlook […]

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Sailing through the tides: the future of retail in South Africa

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Retailers are increasingly looking at big data to understand their consumers better and improve not only their product offering, but also the consumers experience with the brand. Ultimately, the future of retail seeks to speak to “you” personally. Under the theme collectively individual, the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACS) Congress which took place […]

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Five reasons to be bullish on Nigerian real estate in 2018

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Nigeria is finally coming out of recession. The currency uncertainty, falling production and double digit inflation that saw the country fall into negative growth and weighed heavily on investor confidence are giving way to a brighter picture. As the economy improves, the picture for real estate, both for occupational and capital markets will start to […]

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