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Johannesburg blue chip office node performance

An efficient snapshot of South Africa’s office property market as at October 2019 – using, as a proxy for the larger industry, the performance of three blue chip nodes in Johannesburg. We also reveal two new-to-industry metrics: average space density, and performance by owner type.

Commercial property ownership office
Industry Intel and News
Who owns blue chip office in Johannesburg?

This article focuses, for the first time, on ownership of South Africa’s blue chip offices (in late 2019). We define property owner categories, then drill down into fresh new stats, broken up by owner type, such as vacancy rates and owned GLA. This fresh approach hopefully helps you efficiently see the world through a slightly different lense.

Rosebank office vacancies research
Industry Intel and News
CRE research: Rosebank office vacancies Aug 2019

Rosebank is featured in this popular research article format. In addition to the normal format we cover the performance of Africa’s first WeWork, and, for a first time, clarify definitions of vacant space. We then cover the standard nodal detail (nodal definition, snapshot, comparatives, vacancies by grade, asking gross rentals by grade and comparatives, timing of vacancies coming onstream, and deal flow!)

Bryanston 10 years from now CRE
Industry Intel and News
Bryanston offices: “before and after”, and 10 years from now

Using aerial images, we do a “before and after” on Bryanston – and explain the difference. We then lean on the expertise of a town planner to understand the current development rights available, what Bryanston will look like 10 years from now and the factors to influence it, and reference this to workers and property values. At the risk of the internet never forgetting, we even make a stab at a prediction!

Bryanston vacancies research CRE
Industry Intel and News
CRE research: Bryanston office vacancies Aug 2019

Bryanston is featured in this popular research article format. As a first we we identify Bryanston’s top 5 property owners, then move to the standard detail (nodal definition, snapshot, comparatives, vacancies by grade, asking gross rentals by grade and comparatives, timing of vacancies coming onstream, and deal flow).

Opportunity cost CRE
CRE Innovation
What does “opportunity cost” mean for CRE

Here we attempt to apply the timeless, and immensely powerful, economic concept of opportunity cost to CRE. Using a video and story, we attempt to illustrate what a powerful efficiency lever opportunity cost can be. If you can apply the principles, we feel confident you will see the benefits in your business, and in your bank account!

Commercial property vacancies data quality
CRE Innovation
CRE brokerage listings data quality – area test

A (confidential) brokerage could not believe our published findings on a major CRE data overhaul project. The best way to establish the truth was to run a similar process on this brokerage’s “clean data”. Check our fairly startling findings below…

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