Author: Lauren

BEE: Finding Success in the Property Industry

BEE is quite a charged issue and one that the real estate industry is still busy tackling. There have been many talks on how to better create a real estate industry that reflects South Africa as a whole. Perhaps surprisingly, there are real success stories that indicate that we may not be as far off as we thought… There are programmes that have been proposed by the government in conjunction with the real estate industry to see BEE compliance become a reality; one of these is the ‘One Learner – One Estate Agency’ internship programme recently launched by the...

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A Rare Opportunity in Higgovale

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Cape’s highly sought-after suburb of Higgovale with the renovation of Queensbury Mansions, a three-storey residential complex consisting of 12 sectional title apartments. This project is exclusively marketed by Jawitz Properties and handled by property consultants Darice Loeb and Lolly Unterslak of Jawitz Properties City Bowl. “The existing building has been completely transformed inside and excavated underneath to accommodate and provide for secure parking,” says Unterslak. “There are very few sectional title developments available in this exclusive area, and we have had plenty of interest from prospective buyers,” Loeb adds. Developed by Peerutin...

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The Revolution of Rental Reports

TPN recently released a new rental report for the property industry which will give investors all the data they need to know to make investment decisions. The report will also give valuable information to franchisors and rental companies across South Africa. In July this year, TPN announced the launch of RentReport, but this report claimed to be more than just numbers and stats on the rental industry. RentReport is a new suburb-specific reporting system, which is based on all of TPN’s current information databases. These sources include TPN’s RentBook, RentBay and credit bureau data, as well as suburb demographics...

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SAPOA Development Standards for 2015

Awards of excellence, both past and future, are awarded to commercial and industrial industry leaders and project teams for their outstanding contributions both to the economy and local communities. Recognition for innovative excellence in real estate is also enhancing the country’s contribution to world-class development on the African continent. Innovative professionals and students are required by the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) to recognise the practical implementation of business principles. One example being that greater cost and energy efficiency feeds overall sustainability through refurbishments, redevelopments and new projects throughout the different classes of real estate. This approach, which...

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January/February 2015

In the January/February issue of Property Professional, we take a look at whether going franchise is worth it, new real estate legislation for 2015 and more… [iframe width=”525″ height=”525″ src=”″ frameborder=”0″...

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