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Why letting is better than buying – for the time being


What is best: buy or let? This is an age-old question. In the case of commercial property, the easy answer is that it depends on your company’s expected total return on capital, also known as the weighted cost of capital or required return. This is a concept similar to opportunity cost.

Growth in industrial rentals heating up, but we’re not out of the woods yet


The growth in industrial rentals is slowly heating up, seemingly benefiting from the lagged impact of declining industrial property vacancy rates.

Alarm bells ringing in the Centurion office space market


The Pretoria decentralized office market seems to be suffering from a combination of weak demand and overzealous development. This statement especially applies to Centurion, one of Pretoria decentralized’s largest and most popular office areas.

Prognosis for property market remains weak


’Tis not yet the season for property investors to be jolly, as property fundamentals continue to stutter. This is the prognosis contained in the latest issue of Rode’s Report on the S.A. Property Market.

Committed new office developments increasing steadily


Even in the face of lacklustre demand for office space, uncertain economic conditions and jaded business sentiment, the number of committed new office developments is increasing steadily.

Property in the doldrums


Set against the backdrop of moderate economic activity and floundering business confidence, non-residential property fundamentals continue to struggle. This is according to property economist Erwin Rode in the latest issue of Rode’s Report on the S.A. Property Market.

Some hopeful signs of life


For now, some life support for the ailing house market comes in the form of an apparent return to life of the mortgage market and a few other factors.

Slumping business confidence undermines building-construction activity


Despite favourably low interest rates, a turnaround in fortunes for stakeholders in the building-construction industry should not be expected any time soon.

Key drivers of office demand losing their oomph


For now, no sudden improvement in the demand for office space can be expected as key demand drivers are losing their vigour. This is the opinion of property economist Erwin Rode in the latest issue of Rode’s Report on the S.A. Property Market.

Rode & Associates receives top honours in national survey


Property valuation firm Rode & Associates, has been honoured with top awards from the authoritative publication Professional Management Review (PMR.africa) in this year’s 2012 PMR.Africa rankings. The company received the Diamond Arrow Award in the category Commercial (Low Volume) Valuations as well as Golden Arrow Awards in the categories Residential (High Volume) and Specialised Valuations.