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The Impact of Brexit on SA Property

Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will undoubtedly have a significant impact on many nations and industries around the globe. As one of the most significant economies globally, The United Kingdom’s changing political and economic landscape will be closely monitored throughout the world as Theresa May’s new government re-negotiates the country’s most important […]

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The District Woodstock Cape Town

Woodstock New Developments – Meet The New Brooklyn of Cape Town

In recent years, Cape Town City Centre has been recognized by many in the industry as one of the best performing property markets (both residential and commercial) in the country with the help of local government and the Cape Town Central Improvement District (CCID).  More recently, new property developments in Woodstock are showing great strategic […]

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Why investment property is not all about yield

“The term yield is often used very loosely in general conversation, with investors frequently focusing their attention solely on this metric to measure the return on their investment property”. This is according to our investment property director, Andre Theron, who is of the opinion that acquisition yield is  often overemphasized in the short term resulting […]

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Buying Vacant Land

3 Things to know when buying vacant land

1. Cash is King To be eligible to buy vacant land, major banks and financial institutions typically require that the entire property be paid cash (if not, a significant portion thereof). The reality is that banks are generally quite reluctant to grant 100% bonds on vacant land, and furthermore considering the cash-flow dynamic involved, the […]

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Must I buy or rent commercial property? How to decide:

A question we get asked a lot at Baker Street Properties: is it better for my company to invest in office space, or should I keep renting? In reality, this is a multi-faceted question which is best answered through a personal consultation given your company’s current business phase and financial position. Our property investment specialist, […]

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Montague Park Location

4 Reasons why investing in a new warehouse makes financial sense

Successful business owners and companies having to expand their warehousing or manufacturing operations tend to only look at the costs involved when considering brand new industrial property and warehousing space. However, the unique benefits of a newly built property is often not taken into consideration when weighing up the benefits of both old and new […]

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What bankers look for when providing Commercial Property Finance

Investors who purchase Commercial or Industrial Property will almost invariably need to approach their bank for Commercial Property Finance. Even “cash buyers” tend to use banks to enhance their returns by adding an element of gearing. By the very nature of Commercial Property, the capital values involved are generally much larger than for Residential Properties. […]

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