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Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference 2018

A line-up of top speakers will feature at the Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference, a highlight on the calendar of the South African property industry, jointly organised by renowned property economist Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates and Neale Petersen, Founder and editor of Real Estate Investor Magazine. The conference will take place in Cape Town on 11 September and in Johannesburg on 13 September. The central theme of these events will be the future of property and the many opportunities and uncertainties facing the local and international economy and property market.

Cape Town: 11 September

Johannesburg: 13 September


Property sector returns still weak, but green shoots are emerging

The property market performed slightly better in the second quarter of 2018, with rentals picking up for several property types. However, the sharp fall in listed property total returns in the first six months of 2018 is probably more reflective of the bleaker state of the property market, according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market released in July.

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City of Cape Town Spatial Development Frameworks, 2012 and 2018: Evaluating the approach to spatial planning

Erwin Rode and Berchtwald Rode contemplate the last two 5-year Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs) of the City of Cape Town and identify differences in the approach to spatial planning.

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