Property News - April 2014

Welcome to our Property Investment Newsletter, the aim of which is to keep you up to date and informed as to the most recent property trends and news.

This month we would like to congratulate Mark Bennett on achieving more than R1 million in commission sales and his subsequent promotion to Senior Property Consultant and Group Head of Sales. Please feel free to contact Mark with regards to all your sales, leasing and property management requirements.



Articles

SA Property - Local authority efficiency has become a major concern for commercial property investment

Efficient towns and cities with competitive rates and taxes stand to benefit from more commercial property investment and development in 2014, according to the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA).



International Property - Asian Skyscraper prices tower over the rest of the world

There are many different ways of ranking skyscrapers. Total height and number of floors are the most popular, but the new Knight Frank Skyscraper Index bases their commercial value on an analysis of the capital value of upper-storey floor space. Upper floors typically command premium pricing in the leasing market, achieving what are referred to as ‘nose bleed’ rents in Manhattan.




International Property - Global house prices saw record growth in 2013

Global house prices are mirroring the upturn in the global economy. Our Global House Price Index, rose by 8.4% in 2013 compared with 4.6% in 2012. Kate Everett-Allen examines the latest results.



SA vulnerable to foreign capital flow reversals

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on South Africa, released in October 2013, discussed the country’s prevailing economic situation and its future prospects. Although the report’s findings were wide ranging, an observation of particular relevance to South Africa and our current investment climate was the IMF’s concern relating to our vulnerability to foreign capital flow reversals.



International Property - To Infinity and Beyond for Property

The launch of sub-orbital space travel presents the opportunity to radically shift global property markets, according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report.


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