East African Hotel markets emerging from High Supply Growth Cycle

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Following a peak in the economic and hotel demand cycle in 2014, supply growth in East Africa has been at an unprecedented high level during the past three years. Demand fundamentals have been strong in a region which has experienced the highest level of economic growth in Africa in recent years. Yet supply growth, with […]

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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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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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Are medium-sized South African businesses doing enough to align themselves with the right real estate advisor?

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Dennis Helyar, Head of Commercial Leasing at JLL SA, explains how this decision can have a real impact on your business’ bottom line. One of the biggest mistakes small to medium-sized companies make when seeking new office space is the failure to align their real estate decisions with their overall business strategy. It can have […]

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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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