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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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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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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