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Property sector returns still weak, but green shoots are emerging

23-07-2018

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.

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

16-07-2018

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.

Inclusionary housing: The risks and opportunities

25-04-2018

Erwin Rode contemplates the law of unintended consequences when inclusionary programmes are introduced in SA and comes up with some practical suggestions

Flat rentals outperform inflation – Rode Report

27-03-2018

Amidst serious political turmoil, the South African property market ended 2017 on a better footing, with industrial property and flat rentals managing to outpace inflation. It was also a great year for listed property, which was the best-performing traditional asset class after stocks, says Kobus Lamprecht, economist with property-economists Rode & Associates.

Four-star GBCSA rating now a prerequisite for Rode’s Report Grade A+ rating

11-12-2017

Readers of the coming Rode’s Report may notice that the publication no longer includes “location” as a determinant of grading.

Cape Town flats continue to lead in a modest rental growth market

21-11-2017

Since 2015, Cape Town flat rentals have been outperforming their peers strongly, but are taking a breather for now, only growing by 4% over the past year. This is according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market. Cape Town’s super rental growth since 2015 echoes the superior growth house prices have been showing in the Mother City.

Values of industrial stands in the East Rand and Cape Town outperform the rest

31-10-2017

Despite of the poor performance of industrial stand values in the country overall, due to declining economic confidence, those in the East Rand and Cape Peninsula still managed to enjoy real growth in the second quarter of 2017. This is according to the latest Rode’s Report on the state of the property market in South Africa.

Rode & Associates once again receives the highest awards in national survey

18-09-2017

Property valuation firm Rode & Associates, has been honoured with top awards from the authoritative publication Professional Management Review (PMR.africa) in this year’s 2017 PMR.africa rankings.

The fun is over

18-09-2017

Property, whether directly held or listed, was the darling of South African investors over the past decade and longer. There were multiple drivers of the extended boom.

On house prices, the future and "benoude katte"

20-04-2017

Nationally, the growth in house prices continues to be undermined by its underperforming key drivers.