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Portfolio Property Investments (PPI) is a South African real estate and property brokerage company that specialises in the Sales, Lettings and Full Management of Residential, Commercial and Industrial property in South Africa.

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PROPERTY NEWS - NOVEMBER 2018

Property Development - Umhlanga Park Square a Landmark Designed with People in Mind

Park Square, uMhlanga’s newest business and lifestyle development is due to open its doors in November 2018. Interfacing beautifully with its surrounds, the development offers a future-forward, people-centred destination where the surrounding communities and professionals can shop, work and connect. 

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International Property - Global Branded Residences

As branded residences proliferate, from the Caribbean to China, a growing number of developers, hotel groups and investors are looking to capitalise on this opportunity. But just what are branded residences, what underpins their appeal, and what is driving the rapid expansion and diversification of this sector?

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Investment Research - Slowly improving coordination

An acquaintance in the Union Buildings once made this profound observation about South Africa’s leaders since the advent of democracy: ‘Mandela gave us freedom, Mbeki gave us discipline, Zuma gave us chaos’. After working through the recent Job Summit agreement, one could add: ‘Ramaphosa is giving us coordination’.

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Managing agents - From appointment to cancellation

In this article, we will take a look at how managing agents are appointed in sectional title schemes, and how the management agreement entered into can be cancelled. 

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Residential Research - Global Residential Cities Index Q2 2018

The average value of a property in 150 cities worldwide increased by 4.3% in the year to June 2018, according to the Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index. The Indian city of Ahmedabad leads the annual rankings this quarter, registering a 19% rise.

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Portfolio Property Investments: The online platform to find commercial properties

The search for the ultimate commercial property begins right here, on Portfolio Property Investments. We’ve created an easy to use platform on which we display all kinds of Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg based commercial properties, including warehouses and office parks.

Our property brokerage company specialises in selling commercial property, while we also manage the letting of commercial, residential and industrial properties in some of South Africa’s biggest cities. We’ve been in the industry for over 10 years and we’ve changed the way that people approach the buying, selling and letting of commercial property. By having all the information you could need, listed online, you can quickly and easily find the perfect property through the use of our property search facility. This online search tool allows you to exactly match your property requirements with the properties we have available. This narrows down the search and makes it easier than ever to find a property that has everything you need. Once you have registered on the site, you will be the first to receive notifications when a new listing is added to the site, and you will also receive a monthly newsletter, keeping you up to date about industry developments and opportunities. On our platform, we have sourced all types of properties. We’ve integrated the property buying and selling process, by creating a vast network of sellers, buyers, investors and developers as well as the relevant property institutions. This is what makes our website an all-encompassing property platform, where everything you need is all in one place.

Why Buy Commercial Property

While most investors are looking at the residential property market as the place to put their money, there are many times when highly valuable commercial properties are overlooked. A commercial property investment might not be for everyone, as it is a more intricate industry, but when you have the right information and you have access to the right resources, commercial property investments in cities like Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg can yield real profits. Commercial property is always going to be in high demand in high value areas, and when you own and let commercial property, you will be making a handsome return on your investments. There are three main reasons why people should be investing in commercial property:
  1. Enjoy longer leases

    With residential properties, there is always the possibility of losing tenants, sometimes overnight. In general, most residential property tenants are not going to sign a lease of 12 months, and should they fall on tough times, they won’t pay the rent, leaving it up to you to cover your investment. Commercial property tenants are very different. They are fully functional, often highly profitable businesses. You can create a lease agreement lasting between 3 to 5 years and you can add an annual increase in the lease amount. This gives you more protection while it also means your tenant can comfortably stay in the same building, something which can be important for their marketing.
  2. Almost certain return on your investment

    Most commercial property for sale is pricey. But the rewards are certainly worth it. When compared to residential property, your commercial property, whether it is an industrial factory in Durban or a high rise office park in Johannesburg, will provide you with a very high return on your investment. In the long run, you are going to be enjoying higher earnings.
  3. Fewer Risks

    The final great benefit of investing in a business property or a factory, is that you will have to endure fewer risks. The biggest risk you run is having a tenant who doesn’t pay their rent or who doesn’t look after the property you are leasing to them. But with proper screening, checks and leasing management, this risk isn’t going to affect you.
When it comes to residential properties, South African law makes it difficult for you to evict your tenant. Luckily, the Prevention of Illegal Eviction Act (or the PIE Act) does not apply to commercial properties and so you can get rid of a non-paying or destructive tenant quickly and without having to worry about this law. There are a few risks that come with commercial property ownership, but the benefits outweigh the risks when you approach your investment the smart way.

Our Approach to Commercial Property for Sale

Since our company was founded in 2005, we’ve helped countless clients find various types of commercial property throughout South Africa. Our diverse client base includes property funds listed on the JSE, private business spaces and landlords looking to build stable property portfolios. Our approach is one of professionalism, with high service standards being the norm when we work with our clients. With us, it is about more than helping our clients to buy and sell properties. We take the time to understand the markets, stay up to date with the industry and pay careful attention to our marketing initiatives. Our business has grown from strength to strength thanks to client referrals as well as returning clients.

Our Helpful Website Tools

To make your life easier, and to ensure that you find the right commercial property, we have a few tools that you are going to find helpful. With a bond calculator, affordability calculator, and legal costs calculator, you will be in a better position to make the right decision when buying business property.

Don’t waste another moment looking for commercial property by pouring over websites and visiting numerous agencies. Instead, use Portfolio Properties. We’ll help you find all kinds of commercial property in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg.