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SAPOA CONVENTION AND PROPERTY EXHIBITION

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Last week I attended the SAPOA Convention.  It lived up to expectations and the promise contained on the website , namely: The 46 th Annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition Cape Town - ICC, 10 - 12 June 2014 South Africa's premier property conference of the year The SAPOA Annual Convention and Property Exhibition, now in its forty sixth year, has become established as the premium gathering for investors, property owners, lenders, services providers, developers and thought leaders from around the world. This year's Convention will once again provide a timely opportunity for national and international commercial property professionals to come together and discuss the latest investment opportunities and challenges. The Convention will analyze how commercial practitioners are looking to diversify and strengthen their portfolios, whilst global economies continue to ride out the storm and chart a smooth

New property development at Pretorias Church Square

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I am very impressed with the Pretoria CBD! I go to the CBD several times a week and it seems as if vast improvements are occurring.  The streets are in an absolute mess due to BRT construction but once this is completed in the next couple of months, the CBD should be quite impressive. Numerous "old" office blocks have been converted into attractive affordable apartments. These buildings were largely vacant after Joburg stole the Provincial Government from Pretoria and the conversions have breathed new life into these dead areas.  In most cases, the residential component has been accompanied by a retail offering on street level with neat modern facades and upgrades to the pavements. Of course, there are still problems and some of my female conveyancing colleagues complain of crimes such as snatch and run crooks.  My biggest issue is traffic congestion (during BRT construction) and the removal of a vast number of street parking bays by the City but there is an improvement

Pretoria airport for sale

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There is a massive amount of expansion to the North of Pretoria, which is moving further and further away from O.R. Tambo or Lanseria Airports and so there may potentially be a market for an increased number of local flights from Wonderboom.  On the downside, whilst there are no doubt some extremely wealthy individuals there, I am not sure that the general income levels equate to sufficient volumes of people requiring extra flights.  I am sure that someone will do (or has done) the maths. Gareth Shepperson Commercial and Property Attorney Pretoria airport for sale Wonderboom National Airport will be put up for sale after an investigation found that the private sector would obtain funding required to develop the facility far better than the current owner, City of Tshwane. In addition, a process has been initiated to engage with interested airlines to introduce scheduled flights at the airport.

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!