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Demand for student housing presents new opportunities for private sector
The latest research from JLL indicates that the demand for new purpose-build student accommodation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years. With continuing public sector budget constraints, private investors will have an important role to play in meeting this demand.
Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2016
An essential guide for companies investing or operating in foreign markets, the Index covers 109 markets globally. In this focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, find out where individual countries rank and what you can expect in markets with different levels of transparency.
JLL reports strong Q2 results
The company reports strong Q2 results with record, diversified growth. Revenue increased 17% to $1.6 billion and fee revenue grew 14% to $1.3 billion.
Johannesburg Industrial Market Outlook Q2 2016
Demand in the Johannesburg industrial property market is neither growing nor declining, limiting deal sizes and activity in the market. The sector can therefore be described as being in a “steady state” with activity simply ensuring the maintenance of existing business. Nevertheless, conditions like this usually point to a turning point in the business cycle, and sentiment measures are pointing to an upturn in the medium term.
Johannesburg Office Market Outlook Q2 2016
The Johannesburg office sector remains under pressure in line with the current economic slowdown. Nevertheless, Grade P buildings and new developments continue to perform far above the overall market trend, with continued growth in rentals and vacancies remaining low.
Johannesburg Retail Market Outlook Q2 2016
Despite its visible success, the opening of the iconic Mall of Africa has raised concerns regarding the health of the South African consumer and the true value of retail assets as an investment as consumer confidence continues to decline. However, the economy is likely to achieve strong retail sales growth in 2016, boding well for retail investors.
Cape Town Office Market Outlook Q2 2016
Q2 2016 appears to have marked a turning point in developer confidence. The current development pipeline has decreased to 26,500sqm from 64,700sqm in Q1 2016 due to developments reaching completion during the quarter. The level of new developments entering the market, particularly speculative developments, is beginning to decrease.
JLL launches 2015 Global Sustainability Report
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LinkedIn names JLL a Top Attractor company
The 433+ million members of LinkedIn selected JLL as one of the top 40 companies in the world where people want to work. JLL is the only real estate company to receive this distinction.
Trade trends and the impact on industrial real estate
Industrial accommodation in the South African economy has seen a transition over the past few years, driven by various factors that have contributed to changes in the country’s economic make-up. We analyse the major contributing factors to the key drivers of industrial property developments over the past ten years, and the implications these have had on the industrial real estate sector. The prevailing economic conditions are examined to draw an outlook on development activity in the sector.
Applications open for 2017 graduate programme
Applications are open for the 2017 JLL and Tétris South Africa Graduate Programme. The scheme provides graduates with the opportunity to learn from specialised property-related disciplines in the business. With a wide range of service lines to explore and a wealth of expertise in-house, interns are exposed to all of the technical, business and professional skills they need to shape and develop a meaningful career in professional property services.
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Commercial Real Estate Transaction Review
According to the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Transaction Review for South Africa, the trend in commercial property investment activity has been one of managing risk and avoiding loss in the South African economy, increasing the preference to hold property as opposed to cash reserves.
IAOP Global Outsourcing 100® features JLL for its strong track record in delivering value
On investing in REITs - drivers of capital gains vs drivers of profitability
An analysis of South African REITs performance, firstly from a capital gains perspective, and secondly, from a profitability perspective. The analysis is aimed at outlining the investment value of the REITs as well as their long term potential in the current climate. We also take a look at the characteristics which produce the best and worst performance in the local REITs that can inform investors when making a selection against the listed property trusts in the economy.
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