Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and
Africa's demographic growth prospects and the consequent opportunities in real estate are increasingly attracting international investors
A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction
JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.
Joan Muller 20 May 2014
Homecoming Revolution's London Expo will take place from 15-16 March 2014 and will feature a variety of exhibitors, guest speakers, workshops and case studies aiming to encourage Africans to return home.
Hyprop Investments will buy 87% of the issued shares of African Land Investments for R768m. African Land owns the Manda Hill shopping centre in Lusaka, Zambia.
The sell-off in property stocks over the past four months has made it less attractive for unlisted real estate companies and developers to bring their shopping centres, offices and warehouses to the JSE. Since May prices have dropped around 13% and yields have risen from an average 6,2% to 7%.
Joan Muller 5 Oct 2013
Retail-focused property company Hyprop Investments on Thursday (29 August) reported a 7.6% rise in distributions for the six months to June to 213c per unit‚ with a first time‚ albeit small‚ contribution from its African investment.
Nick Hedley 30 Aug 2013
Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.
Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.
Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013
The Billion Group, a property developer that is also the asset manager of JSE-listed Rebosis Property Fund, has several significant developments underway in SA, and is simultaneously targeting retail developments on the rest of the continent, which may eventually be listed separately.
Nick Hedley 11 Jun 2013
The unlisted owner of clothing chains Edgars and Jet‚ Edcon‚ on Tuesday (4 June) said it expected to see positive benefits from its strategic initiative investments in the medium term.
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.
The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).