South Africa Real Estate Report 2015 - New Market Study Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Sep 04 2015

While concerns about economic performance and a deteriorating business environment are leading to a slowdown in investment, the developed nature of South Africa's economy as a whole and its and commercial real estate sector will mean that the sector continues to see investment and activity. Corporates will continue to seek premium office space, while development of new retail facilities across the country reflects rising incomes and long-term optimism about the sector. Meanwhile, the industrial real estate sub-sector is seeing increasing investment as property funds seek to diversify their interests away from a traditional focus on office and retail space.

Economic growth in South Africa has been slowing, with GDP growth of 1.5% in 2014, down from 2.2% in 2013. While we see this rising to 1.9% in 2015, growth will be muted over our forecast period to 2019, reaching only 2.7% that year. This below-potential growth reflects uncertainties in the economy that are causing investment to fall. High electricity prices are causing high inflation, and investors fear a rise in interest rates. Meanwhile, electricity blackouts are creating costs and uncertainties for business, as is labour unrest, while the government's unwillingness to make necessary market reforms is a further deterrent to investors. However, South Africa remains by far the most developed economy in the continent, and is a significant exporter and importer.

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The South Africa Real Estate Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts of major construction projects in the residential and commercial markets, plus rental prices and yields in major cities. The report critically analyses the prospects for real estate within the broader economic and financial context - both domestic and global - via our econometrically-modelled and clearly explained banking and economic forecasts and follows this through to evaluate the implications for REITs.

BMI's South Africa Real Estate Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the real estate industry in South Africa.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent real estate industry forecasts for South Africa to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the South African real estate market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in South Africa through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
* Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our company profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


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