The ideal Generation Z office space – ‘go’ or ‘no go’?

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Tracy Anderson, Interior Designer, Tétris, is upfront and honest about a few design trends gathering dust in an office near you. The impact of the millennial generation on workplace design has been significant. It’s all about communication, collaboration, flexibility and happiness, with the introduction of a range of non-conventional work spaces to ensure employees thrive. […]

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From Willing Seller, to Motivated Seller

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Misconceptions around the term ‘willing seller’ lead to distortion in property values – having a significant effect as commercial property markets are destabilised and investors are left in the dark. In commercial property markets across Africa, we’re seeing an all-too-common scenario emerging: property assets are often valued according to the wrong criteria. This can have […]

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Affordable housing: opportunities for the private sector

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Through a series of articles, JLL’s Strategic Consulting team have been investigating the key issue of the affordable housing segment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4). As Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest urbanisation growth rates in the world, the demand for affordable housing is on the rise. Developing […]

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Good assets make great cities

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The “secondary market”, being pre-owned commercial buildings as opposed to new developments, is the focus of JLL’s annual 2017 Investment Review, covering the three commercial real estate sectors: office, retail and industrial.  It goes without saying that the real estate investment is much bigger than the transfer of existing assets, yet there is much to […]

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Affordable housing: Public Private Partnerships driving progress

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JLL Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) Strategic Consulting team have been investigating the ongoing status of affordable housing in parts of the SSA region. While the intent is to cover the entire region, the countries upon which the analyses are primarily focused, are; South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and Tanzania. Previous articles (Article 1, Article 2 and […]

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Affordable housing: new construction technology bringing costs down

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JLL Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) Strategic Consulting team have been investigating the ongoing status of affordable housing in the SSA region (Article 1 and Article 2). Article 3 will focus on exploring and highlighting some new technology and innovations which are reducing construction costs impacting housing affordability across different SSA markets. While our intent is to […]

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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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