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Rode’s State of the Property Market

State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2019

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Listed property recovery still has long way to go
• Office rentals struggling to keep pace with inflation
• Industrial rentals continue to shine
• House prices slowing further
• Cap rates edge up

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2018

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Industrial rentals still strong
• Office rentals subdued
• Companies struggling, but some buck the trend
• Cap rates worsen slightly
• House prices remain weak

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2018

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Listed property companies under the cosh
• Office rentals weaken
• Industrial rentals shine
• House prices disappoint
• Cap rates mostly unchanged

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2018

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rentals pick up as Cape Town shines
• Flat rental performance mixed
• Industrial rentals pick up steam
• Cap rates turn a corner
• Listed property companies still under pressure

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2017

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rentals disappoint again
• Industrial rentals shine
• Flat rentals surprises on the upside
• Continued declines in non-residential building activity

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2017

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rentals waiting for Godot
• Flat rentals in Cape Town hit affordability ceiling
• Nationally, still-modest house-price growth
• Listed property prices amazingly steady

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2017

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• No vigour in the office rental market
• Contractions in spending on durables do not augur well for the manufacturing sector – a support pillar of the industrial property market
• The key drivers of the mortgage and house markets continue to be lifeless

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2017

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cape Town office rentals showing the strongest growth
• Subdued business sentiment keeps industrial rentals at bay
• Modest growth in flat rentals

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2016

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rental growth takes a breather as drivers underperform
• Industrial rentals unable to outperform inflation
• Flat rentals are showing better growth than house prices
• House prices tank in Durban but excel in Cape Town

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2016

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rental performance not too shabby, thanks to a services sector that hasn’t collapsed
• Signs of continued weakness in manufacturing, a bad omen for rentals
• Nominal values of new residential mortgages granted, are contracting
• Flat-rental growth not too bad, but prospects remain daunting

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2016

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Johannesburg decentralized office rentals are resilient
• Manufacturing recovers, but still not out of the woods
• Smaller houses showing the strongest growth in prices
• Flat rentals struggle owing to declining affordability

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2016

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Vitality in some Johannesburg suburban offices nodes
• Slump in spending on durables does not augur well for manufacturing sector
• Drivers of house prices showing no vigour
• Johannesburg and Cape Town producing inflation-beating flat rental growth

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