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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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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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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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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Nigeria and real estate transparency

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JLL’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) is a unique survey that quantifies real estate market transparency across 109 markets worldwide. The Index is updated every two years and has been charting the steady progress in real estate transparency across the globe for 17 years. It is widely recognised as an essential guide for companies […]

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