Property News

A few pockets of decent growth

06-05-2014

A few premier office nodes in some of the country’s major cities are showing decent growth – this according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

The pitfalls of valuing vacant developable land

17-03-2014

The valuation of a substantial track of developable vacant land with the potential for township establishment poses special challenges to property valuers. This is so because no two such properties are identical.

Overzealous office development activity in Sandton a cause for concern

03-02-2014

Stalled by low levels of business confidence and weak growth in employment, strong growth in the demand for office space to rent has in recent years not been forthcoming.

Outlook for property market remains weak

13-11-2013

The key drivers of house prices and residential rentals are showing no vigour, according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

Insufficient demand for building work biggest constraint

30-10-2013

Insufficient demand for building work remains the biggest constraint to a rebound in building activity, which is stating the obvious when considering the current jaded state of the economy.

Drivers of demand for office space losing momentum

06-08-2013

A weakening demand for office space as well as sluggish growth in market rentals are on the cards, says Erwin Rode, professional property valuer and property economist at Rode & Associates.

Why letting is better than buying – for the time being

30-04-2013

What is best: buy or let? This is an age-old question. In the case of commercial property, the easy answer is that it depends on your company’s expected total return on capital, also known as the weighted cost of capital or required return. This is a concept similar to opportunity cost.
 

Growth in industrial rentals heating up, but we’re not out of the woods yet

26-03-2013

The growth in industrial rentals is slowly heating up, seemingly benefiting from the lagged impact of declining industrial property vacancy rates.

Alarm bells ringing in the Centurion office space market

11-02-2013

The Pretoria decentralized office market seems to be suffering from a combination of weak demand and overzealous development. This statement especially applies to Centurion, one of Pretoria decentralized’s largest and most popular office areas.

Prognosis for property market remains weak

19-12-2012

’Tis not yet the season for property investors to be jolly, as property fundamentals continue to stutter. This is the prognosis contained in the latest issue of Rode’s Report on the S.A. Property Market.