SA Property Owners Association
The voice of commercial property.
SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners
The SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners has become increasingly active. Its publications are available on www.saibpp.org.za or contact (011) 838-6722.
Women's Property Network (WPN)
This networking forum has grown considerably, with chapters in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape. Visit its website at www.wpn.co.za
SA Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC)
The council publishes a detailed shopping-centre directory, with information about retail malls throughout SA. Its annual shopping-centre convention takes place in October every year. Call (011) 884-8940 or visit its website at www.sacsc.co.za
SA Institute of Valuers
The professional association of valuers maintains a website at www.saiv.org.za with pertinent information. Alternatively, contact its general secretary, C S van Staden, at (031) 464 6932.
African Real Estate Society (Afres)
Afres is a continent-wide organisation to promote education, networking and research throughout Africa. Details of Afres's activities are available at www.afres.org.za
The Property Charter
The property charter has a website, www.propertycharter.co.za, on which updates and other information are posted occasionally.
LISTED PROPERTY IN SA
Association of Property Unit Trusts (Aput)
The website offers a range of information www.put.co.za. Contact James Templeton at (011) 775-1000
Property Loan Stock Association
The industry body's Web address is www.propertyloanstock.co.za, or contact the chairman Norbert Sasse on (011) 286-7303.
RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Investment Property Databank (IPD) SA
IPD publishes industry investment benchmarks, and it provides useful, disaggregated data for asset managers and investors. It is part of an international benchmarking organisation and has helped bring SA property closer to international standards of performance measurement. It holds a highly rated property-investment conference every year around October. Go to www.ipdindex.co.uk, or contact Stan Garrun at (011) 883-497
A consulting firm of property economists and advisers, headed by Francois Viruly, a professor of real estate at the University of the Witwatersrand. Call (011) 728-0751
Rode & Associates
The oldest property consultancy in SA, Rode & Associates has some of the most comprehensive databases of SA property indicators. Contact Erwin Rode on (021) 946-2480
Property and urban market researchers, and specialists in retail property. Contact MD Dirk Prinsloo at (011) 888-2169
A retail research house, Market Decisions specialises in store location and relocation analysis, customer demographics, and research into retail market potential. Contact MD Sheny Medani on (011) 326-3090
Development economists. Contact MD Judex Oberholzer on (012) 342-8686
Douglas Parker & Associates
Research specialists in retail, tourism, casino and gaming sectors. Contact Shelley Howell at (021) 762-0570
Bureau of Economic Research (BER)
BER publishes quarterly reports on the construction sector. Contact Ester Manefeldt on (021) 887-2810.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN SA
Estate Agency Affairs Board
The EAAB is the industry regulator responsible for the training and licensing of estate agents.
Contact CEO Nomonde Mapetla on (011) 731-5600
Institute of Estate Agents
The IEA is the professional association for estate agents in SA.
National co-ordinator Kate Colsell can be contacted on (021) 531-2074.
Residential Property Owners' Association
Respoa is the residential arm of Sapoa. Contact Joe Pelser at on (011) 267-5757.
Property Owners & Managers Association (Poma)
Poma is dedicated to ethical inner-city property management and ownership. Contact president Brian Miller on (011) 484-7530.
Social Housing Foundation
As the custodian of social housing in SA, the SHF makes available resources and support to players throughout the sector. Contact financial process consultant Timothy Tau on (011) 274-6200
Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC)
Headed by Taffy Adler, the Johannesburg Housing Company was recently awarded a UN Habitat Award for its innovative and successful approach to this segment. Call (011) 241-6900
Johannesburg Development Agency
The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is responsible for kick-starting urban economic activity throughout the city.
Contact Adam Goldsmith at (011) 688-7850
Gauteng economic project office with 11 catalytic projects to develop. Contact Jameel Chand on (011) 689-1600
Central Johannesburg Partnership (CJP)
Under the leadership of Johannesburg urban revitalisation doyen Neil Fraser, the CJP was the first initiative to establish city improvement districts (CIDs).
Contact executive director Anne Stefny on (011) 688-7800
Trust for Urban Housing Finance (Tuhf)
It will finance the purchase of properties only in the Johannesburg suburbs of Joubert Park, Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville.
CEO Paul Jackson and his team understand more about property than most of their borrowers, and offer vital advice along with their funds.
Contact CEO Paul Jackson on (011) 276-1440
Cape Town Partnership
Led by Andrew Boraine, the Cape Town Partnership creates improvement districts and works with urban management. Telephone (021) 419-1881
Urban Development Zones
An initiative of the treasury, urban development zones (UDZ) are designated urban regeneration areas that offer accelerated depreciation allowances as an incentive for new development and refurbishment projects. UDZs have been approved in Johannesburg and Cape Town. For Johannesburg, call Lebo Ramoreboli at (011) 358-3437
For Cape Town, call Peter Henshall-Howard at (021) 400-2049
LOCAL ONLINE RESOURCES
Online data, reports, research and information for the local property market.
SA Cities Network
This website has a wealth of information on SA cities. It is essential reading for developers. Visit www.sacities.net
E.Prop Online is a news and information website that was previously part of Sapoa. The website address is www.eprop.co.za
SA Reserve Bank
The Reserve Bank offers a wealth of information for property-related analysis. Visit www.reservebank.co.za
Development Bank of SA
The DBSA acts as a financier, adviser and partner for projects throughout Southern Africa. Go to www.dbsa.org
The following are merely a sample of many overseas property websites. See also the global property page.
SA is a member of the Cities Alliance, a global coalition of cities targeting poverty reduction. Visit www.citiesalliance.org
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit) |
This organisation represents the interests of the US listed-property sector and posts a wide range of news, research and seminars on its website at www.nareit.org
The Building Owners Managers Association. Visit its website at www.boma.org
Urban Land Institute
Visit this excellent resource at www.uli.org
Department of Human Settlements
Information or updates on the Rental Housing Act, the Housing Act or the highly controversial Prevention of Illegal Evictions From Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, call 0800 1 HOUSE (46873).
Land Affairs Department
The website of the land affairs department offers a wealth of excellent data, such as geographic information systems, spatial planning information, and details about land claims.
The land affairs department's website is at land.pwv.gov.za. Call (012) 312-8911 or (021) 426-2947.
Public Works Department
The property and construction charters are both managed through this department. Call (012) 337-2255.
City of Johannesburg
Call (011) 375-5555.
City of Cape Town
Call (021) 400-1111.
Call (012) 358-7911.
Call Obed Mlaba on (031) 311-1111.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
A lively website for the former Port Elizabeth area. Call (041) 506-5555.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & ACADEMIC
YDL Property Investment
YDL offers workshops on the property market. Call Yvonne de Leeuw on (011) 465-7356
Property Studies At University
Information can be obtained from Chris Cloete on (012) 420-4545 at the University of Pretoria; Francois Viruly on (011) 717-7658 at the University of the Witwatersrand; or Valmond Ghyoot at Unisa on (012) 429-3111. At the University of Cape Town, contact Paul Bowen at (021) 650-3445