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Sustainable Luxury: Genesis Planners Garners Accolades for Two Outstanding Projects

The company received recognition in two distinct categories: Best Luxury Commercial Property Architecture for their outstanding work on Aparna Technopolis and Best Luxury High Rise Architecture for the awe-inspiring Jayabheri The Peak.

The biggest workplace design trends shaping Western Cape offices

In recent years, the focus on employee experience in the workplace has surged. By 2022, recognition of its significance peaked. In 2023, leading companies are transforming the role of experience into real action – and creating workspaces that employees enjoy says Tango Matoti, Head of Workplace Strategy and Design at Tétris Design and Build South Africa.  “How businesses […]

Luxury Lifestyle Awards Recognizes Clifton Homes as Winner in Two Prestigious Categories

Clifton Homes Limited, Ghana’s fastest-growing residential developer since 2010 is thrilled to announce its remarkable achievement as a winner of two distinguished categories at the esteemed Luxury Lifestyle Awards.

SA’s property sector bets on proptech to weather economic headwinds

There’s no doubt that the South African property sector, like most industries, is currently facing some challenges. One major bank saw credit impairments rise 57% in the first half of 2023 – a result of the impact of higher interest rates, higher levels of inflation and record levels of load shedding. Another bank said its total net […]

Dynamic conversations propel the future of work and real estate at Envision forum in Cape Town

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa at the V&A Waterfront was the centre point for discussions around the intersection of work, real estate, and technology on 30 August as JLL, the international real estate advisory company and leading design and build company, Tétris Design x Build hosted the landmark Envision, High Performance Real Estate and Workplaces forum. The event […]

Get Smarter about Connecting Buyers & Sellers in Online Marketplaces

Gil Sperling, co-CEO of SA proptech, Flow, recently attended the Global Online Marketplaces Summit in Miami, and has put together the article sharing some of the top insights from the conference which might be of interest to those in the property space.

Could you sell your next home on TikTok?

While tech continues to revolutionise the property industry and change the way people find their homes – now via social media – the industry also needs to follow social media trends to capitalise on the global shot in the arm that proptech has given it. More and more property practitioners are turning to short-form video […]

West Property set to contribute massively to premium luxury housing in Zimbabwe

West Property Zimbabwe is a leading property developer making waves in the Zimbabwean real estate industry.  The company is well-known for providing premium luxury housing at an affordable price, contributing massively to the country’s standards of real estate.  The company has undertaken several projects that showcase their commitment to providing high-end luxury to their clients. […]

Ken Sharpe Gives 10 Things to Expect in 2023 in the Property Development Sector in Africa | Expert Forecast

Operating a property development business has always been associated with some sort of risk and the mood among most real estate investors since the COVID19 era is cautious optimism with the global economy recovery being slowed down by the Russia-Ukraine war as well as the growing number of middle-class consumers caused by rapid urbanisation; all […]

South African proptech leaders Flow secure $4.5 million in funding to enable the global property industry

South African proptech innovators Flow have secured $4.5million (+-R78 million) in funding at the conclusion of their pre-Series A investment round – the single largest investment in the country’s proptech sector at that stage and amongst the highest in African proptech funding history. The investment will see co-founders and co-CEOs Gil Sperling and Daniel Levy drive the […]

AngoCasa Unveils Latest Collection of High-End Real Estate Opportunities in Angola: Exploring the Property Market and Its Growth

In 2021, Angola emerged from five years of recession. The business environment in Angola records significant improvements since 2018, becoming a key factor to attract new investments and the return of big multinational companies. Furthermore, earlier this year Nigeria lost its crown as Africa’s largest crude producer as Angola surpassed the country for the first […]

Flow Brings Billboard Advertising into the Digital World for Estate Agents

Nowhere in the world has an SMME been able to access major billboards in prominent locations before – but local proptech innovators Flow have handed estate agencies and individual agents the opportunity to mix with major global FMCG brands in the Digital Out of Home (DOOH) space, at a fraction of the cost. Having embarked […]

How single women are getting a foot on the property ladder

Whether single by choice, or single by circumstance, it is clear that women are not waiting around to start climbing the property ladder. While the prospect of embarking on a home ownership journey with a single income may seem daunting – particularly in light of the recent interest rate spike – it is not an […]

Proactivity – and Social Media Advertising – can mitigate against a property market pullback

While record-low interest rate levels over the last two years helped give millions of new buyers a foothold in the South African residential property market, an upward trend in the rate, high annual inflation, record-high unemployment, an economy struggling to get back to pre-pandemic levels and the added strain of load shedding have seen the […]

Inner cities are growth engines attracting young homebuyers

Inner city living is boosting the city residential property market and driving urban rejuvenation Inner cities. Love them or hate them, they play a crucial role in stimulating, supporting and enhancing a country’s economic growth. They are hubs for productivity, and due to the scale, diversity and density of activity, ideas and information flow freely, […]

Belva Homes – A green project committed to providing luxury standards to its clients

The development of 3408 Belva began in December 2020, a green project by Belva Homes, with a clear vision to incorporate luxury city living whilst maintaining an eco-friendly philosophy. The team identified a need in the real estate market to incorporate busy city life living in conjunction with breathtaking surroundings of nature and a peaceful […]

Using powerful data to shut the door on SA’s biggest property scams

Fraud in the property sector has become alarmingly common in recent years. With substantial sums of money on the line, increasingly sophisticated scams have made easy targets of buyers and sellers, as well as various property practitioners like estate agents and conveyancers. But the tide is starting to turn as up-to-the-minute credible data makes it […]

Zero – R100 Million in One Year: A New Industry is Born

In the space of a single year, targeted social media advertising has helped South Africa’s estate agents notch up hundreds of millions of Rands in residential sales – with numbers set to increase tenfold in the next few years. This social media boom has changed the way the South African property industry finds leads and […]