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Industry Intel and News
10 ways data analytics reduces CRE risk

Data analytics is yet another new age buzzword that agitates eye rolling and yawns. Our belief: it has been unnecessarily complicated. The principles are intuitive and probably in use by you already. This piece simply empowers you with words and examples. Read on, and realise that you’re actually a data analytics champion now.

Geospatial CRE
CRE Innovation
Geospatial data: what, how, why

Geospatial is a new age buzzword that may seem either intimidating or irrelevant – possibly both. In reading this, you will realise its approaches and solutions are intuitive to you – the below simply gives you the words. At its heart, geospatial is an accessible tool and perspective for solving previously complex problems.

Covid and commercial real estate
Industry Intel and News
SA CRE and Covid-19: the industry’s experts talk

These are stressful times for South Africa – where we are seeing the very best and worst of human behaviour. A panel of some of SA’s top commercial real estate (CRE) industry professionals gathered on Wednesday 15 April 20 to collaborate and plot a way forward through the weeks and months ahead. This is a summary of the 75 minute session.

Industry Intel and News
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!

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