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    General News 0 Comments April 22, 2016
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    By: Maud Nale As at Q4 ending 31 December, the national office vacancy rate was 10,5% which is virtually unchanged on the 10,6% reordered for Quarter 3. The sideways trend of the last five years remains firmly intact. According to Stan Garrun, Executive Director for MSCI, the last quarter of 2015 also saw asking rentals

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    By: Liesl Venter Space has been singled out as one of the biggest challenges facing the Western Cape commercial and industrial property sector – especially for the logistics industry. According to Tony Galetti, joint CEO of brokerage firm Galetti Knight Frank, because of the surrounding mountains there is not much room for further development in

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      The answer to a fairly straightforward question is often just as obvious. But it seems one simple question will soon have a surprising answer. Can a building be invisible? Well, according to GDS Architects (a US-based firm) and the South Korean government, the answer is a resounding yes. The South Korean government has granted

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    By Drew Hook New workforce generations are giving the workplace revolution renewed life. The suburbs versus cities debate about work’s preferred locations masks how both are densifying around transit and encouraging people to leave their cars and walk or bike. Wellness and resilience figure in this shift, but the bigger issue is the need to

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    By Drew Hook One of the most common questions that come up when leasing office space is whether it’s better to sign a long-term or short-term lease. This is especially important for small businesses whose success, or failure, could be at least partially dictated by this decision. While there’s no right answer — every company’s

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    Businesses looking for A-grade office space in the highly desirable Fourways node may not have to look any further than Monte Circle office park. Monte Circle is an attractive new office park located just off William Nicole Drive, across the road from the Montecasino complex. Developed by Abland, this 77,000 m2 office development ticks all

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      China has seen an increase in outward investment by almost 1,500%* in a decade (2005 – 2015) according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2016. The surge, fuelled by a number of key economic and policy factors reflects the growth from the wider Asian region with outward investment increasing in Indonesia (2569%), Thailand (1054%)

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    London has beaten New York for the second year in a row as the most important city for the ultra-wealthy, according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, an annual analysis of wealth flows and property investment around the world. The Global Cities Survey looks at the most important cities globally in terms of where the world’s

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      Commercial property is no more a ‘Cinderella’ asset class for ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) as they now account for 25% of global commercial property investment volumes investing $902 billion into the sector since the current cycle commenced in 2009. Private Wealth investors have become far more sophisticated and considered, and are not just ‘hunting’ for

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    The world of the wealthy is changing: women are becoming more active in managing family wealth, children are encouraged to get involved in family businesses at an earlier age, and it is more likely that family wealth created by the first generation will be lost or dissipated by the second generation. These are some of

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