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New Development Plans for Cape Town’s Church Square

  Cape Town CBD has enjoyed significant attention from major developers, landlords and investors in recent years contributing to the Mother City’s status as most desirable central business district in South Africa. Following the successful rejuvenation of various precincts in the inner city, the historic Church Square has also undergone significant changes having transformed into […]

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South African Semigration Trends Fueling Cape Town Property Values & Rentals

The Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West. The area has welcomed a significant number of new residents from Gauteng in recent years. Image credit – Wikimedia Commons A number of families have relocated to Cape Town from other South African provinces in recent years, with lifestyle and governance noted as primary motivating factors. The trend is […]

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New Cape Town property developments to watch out for in 2017/2018

New property developments in Cape Town’s main commercial nodes continue the focus on lifestyle and mixed-use properties. Century City and the V&A Waterfront remain The Mother City’s two highest growing mixed-use nodes, positioning themselves with superior lifestyle amenities, convenience and security. In-line with the City of Cape Town’s socio-economic development plan on densification, developers are […]

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2016 State of Claremont Report

  Baker Street Properties welcomes the recent publication of the 2016 State of Claremont Report by the Claremont Improvement District Company (CIDC). The document provides owners, occupiers and investors with a comprehensive overview of development trends and key market indicators of this prime commercial node in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. Highlights from the report: A […]

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The 3 Biggest Property Trends for Cape Town in 2017

The Cape Town Property Market has continued to show stability during 2016. Here are some of the most significant property trends for Cape Town in 2017, as well as the associated implications for developers, owners and occupiers. 1. Increased residential development and reconversions   It is no surprise that the residential property market in Cape […]

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3 Driving Forces Fuelling International Retail in South Africa

  This article was updated on 15 June, 2017 Our Love for Spending and Malls It is no secret that South Africans are notorious spenders and poor savers. In 2016, The Alliance Global Wealth Report estimated South Africa’s debt per capita at R31 856 (€2 070) – which is significantly higher than the average of […]

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3 Brand New Office Developments in Cape Town Northern Suburbs

Significant new development activity in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town has contributed an estimated 34 920 square meters of Premium Grade office accommodation to both Plattekloof and Tygervalley. Following the overall market trend of tenants relocating from B or A grade buildings into Premium grade properties, the Northern Suburbs now offer established companies more […]

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SAPOA breakfast with Executive Mayor of Cape Town

  On Friday 19 September, the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) hosted a talk by the Honourable Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Ms Patricia de Lille, accompanied by Executive Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson at the River Club in Cape Town. The Mayoral executive team addressed the property industry about key Economic […]

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A Glimpse into Your 2020 Office

This article was updated on 22 May, 2017 In less than five years, you will likely be renewing your lease. Technological advancements combined with rapidly shifting working practices are changing the way we work, and how we look at office space.  In fact, the office space of 2020 may not be focused on “space” at […]

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Office Market Report Suggests Stable Demand Despite Tough Economic Climate

To download the full report, click here Highlights from this report: Grade P office accommodation has grown exponentially as developments come to completion. Cape Town recorded a 7.8% vacancy rate, having the lowest recorded vacancies among Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal, and a significantly lower vacancy rate compared to the national office vacancy rate of 10.5% according […]

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