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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Higher risk brought on by electricity shock might soon be reflected in capitalization rates
• Pretoria and Durban decentralized office rental growth lagging behind
• Industrial rentals continue to grow fervently
• Exceptional growth of industrial stand values sustained by industrial rental’s leveraging effect
• People of colour dominating lower-priced house market
• Non-residential building ambitions cooling off as well

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates’ mixed reaction to interest-rate hikes
• Top decentralized office nodes show strong nominal growth
• Industrial real rental upswing phase now strongly entrenched
• Industrial stand values continue to surge
• House prices still growing at double-digit rates; but for how long?
• Non-residential contractors more upbeat about future building conditions than their residential counterparts

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates are tending south again
• Johannesburg’s office rentals are leading the upswing on the back of low vacancies
• Office-zoned stands have great investment potential
• The industrial market is still booming
• The house market is still decelerating
• The future belongs to non-residential contractors

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates on an even keel
• Double-digit income-stream growth for listed funds
• Cape Town and Pretoria office markets battle to turn the corner
• Industrial rentals still steaming ahead
• House prices still showing little impact of interest-rate hikes
• Residential contractors’ profit margins are contracting

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates take a breather
• Listed property’s comeback
• Office market accelerates but Cape Town still in doldrums
• Industrial boom still on
• House-price deceleration takes a break
• Building contractors remain optimistic

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates putting on the brakes
• Investors in listed funds wake up to fundamentals
• Office rentals still haven’t taken off convincingly
• Industrial boom far from over
• Small-town houses offer the best yields
• Building contractors’ growth in profit margins slows

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates resist threat of interest-rate hikes
• Listed property’s recent blow
• Office market’s vigour starts to show
• Industrial rentals continue to grow
• House-price growth still declining
• Building activity set to keep pressure on building costs

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Capitalization rates and hurdle rates still falling
• Listed property’s income yields surprise again
• Real office rentals still battling to turn the corner
• Prospects for industrial property remain good
• House-price growth decelerates further
• Building-cost inflation remains high

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2005

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Capitalization rates continued their decline
• Leaseback escalation rates seem fair
• Income-stream growth of listed funds holds key to future returns
• Real decentralized office rentals continued to decline
• Rentals in most of the major industrial conurbations continued to grow
• Flat-rental growth still not beating building-cost inflation
• House-price growth still has some momentum
• Building-cost inflation expected to remain robust

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2005

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Shopping-centre capitalization rates take a breather
• Income-stream growth drives listed funds’ prices
• Nominal rental growth shows promise, but is still not close to beating building-cost inflation
• Industrial rentals still racing ahead
• House prices still losing steam
• Building-cost inflation still strong as a result of robust building activity

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2005

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Capitalization rates for all property types are still declining, although office and industrial rates probably still have the most to shed.
• Listed property yields are expected to remain around current levels in the short to medium term

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2005

Demand for industrial and office space continued to strengthen during the first quarter of 2005. However, the office market is still lagging the industrial market on some fronts. Even though house-price growth decelerated during the reporting quarter, it is still growing at an awesome rate.

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