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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.

Committed new office developments increasing steadily

27-11-2012

Even in the face of lacklustre demand for office space, uncertain economic conditions and jaded business sentiment, the number of committed new office developments is increasing steadily.

Property in the doldrums

31-10-2012

Set against the backdrop of moderate economic activity and floundering business confidence, non-residential property fundamentals continue to struggle. This is according to property economist Erwin Rode in the latest issue of Rode’s Report on the S.A. Property Market.

Some hopeful signs of life

28-09-2012

For now, some life support for the ailing house market comes in the form of an apparent return to life of the mortgage market and a few other factors.

Slumping business confidence undermines building-construction activity

28-08-2012

Despite favourably low interest rates, a turnaround in fortunes for stakeholders in the building-construction industry should not be expected any time soon.

Key drivers of office demand losing their oomph

24-07-2012

For now, no sudden improvement in the demand for office space can be expected as key demand drivers are losing their vigour. This is the opinion of property economist Erwin Rode in the latest issue of Rode’s Report on the S.A. Property Market.