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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JLL’s Human Experience Survey (#HXSurvey): What does the Future Of Work look like?

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JLL’s latest research on Human Experience, explores how people engage with an organisation though the workplace – the office.  It also highlights the factors that enhance productivity and organisational commitment which though three key pillars: engagement, empowerment and fulfilment. According to statistics South Africa’s latest Quarterly Employment Statistics, approximately R196 billion is spent on formal […]

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Buying and selling property during a recession

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JLL SSA’s Research & Strategy Associate Director, Zandile Makhoba recently spoke about buying and selling property during a recession, and understanding the supply and demand factors that drive this particular space with SAfm/MoneyWeb listeners in an open-line radio interview. SIKI MGABADELI:  As you know, and as we’ve just discussed with Wayne McCurrie, on Tuesday Stats SA […]

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Helping landlords make the most of their property assets

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Maximised returns is the bottom line for property owners. And a strategic, proactive leasing approach can make all the difference to a productive commercial real estate investment. Take Illovo Green, for instance. This signature 80 000m2 mixed-use development in a prime location between Sandton and Rosebank in Johannesburg is aimed at progressive corporate, lifestyle and residential […]

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Smart and diverse workplaces encourage productivity and performance

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JLL recently hosted a master class, together with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) with a focus on smart buildings, the Internet of Things and the environmental impact of data on building management. Ewout Holst, Head Corporate Solutions Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL was on the podium to discuss a two-pronged approach to future proofing […]

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