Where to for the commercial property industry?

Where to for the commercial property industry? ....Asks Rodney Luntz. With the Rand having depreciated, growth in the SA economy predicted to be sharply down and the global economy in turmoil - “Where to now for the commercial property industry?”. From an industrial perspective everyone in the market was clamouring for a weaker rand and given recent circumstances, commercial property experts are now pondering whether this will be the life line for the industrial property market? Although a weaker rand will make South Africa’s manufacturers much more competitive, the truth is that the global crisis has dented demand and no matter how weak the rand is or becomes, if demand is down then the industrial sector as a whole will decline. Until the global economy and our own economy begin to recover, the industrial sector is going to remain depressed. Furthermore according to economists our own growth forecasts have been reduced to 3.2% from 3.7% previously and to 3.6% from 3.9% next yea

Pinnacle Point risks delisting from JSE

Pinnacle Point risks delisting from JSE Ailing property firm Pinnacle Point Group may be delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange should a final liquidation in November be approved. Already the trading of Pinnacle Point shares, which are 1c apiece, have been suspended on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) following a court ruling ordering the company to be put under provisional liquidation. “The requirements make provision that if a company is placed into liquidation the company may be suspended under those circumstances and typically we would. In this particular case the company also requested the JSE to suspend the listing and we obviously acceded to that request,” Andre Visser, the general manager for Issuer Services at the JSE said. Asked what the motivation was for Pinnacle Point to remain listed on the JSE if it had liquidity issues, Visser said: “There is no real motivation at this stage that is why it has been suspended. But what I am saying is we will only co

FNB/BER building index steady

FNB/BER building index steady FNB/BER building index steady Building confidence has remained almost unchanged in the third quarter of 2011, from the preceding quarter, according to First National Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research. The latest FNB/BER building confidence index edged down to 23 points from 24 points in the preceding quarter, it was revealed on Wednesday. The index can vary between zero - indicating an extreme lack of confidence - and 100, indicating extreme confidence. It reveals the percentage of respondents that are satisfied with prevailing business conditions in six sectors, namely architects, quantity surveyors, building contractors, building sub-contractors, manufacturers of building materials and retailers of building materials and hardware. The survey showed that the composite building confidence index remained steady during the quarter under review, as changes in the constituent parts cancelled each other out. The confidence of quantity surveyors,

Denny Crane

Denny Crane
It's not me ... yet. Denny Crane from the TV series Boston Legal. Click on picture if you're not sure who he is!