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Emira delivers positive FY18 performance with 2.53% distribution increase

By: Simone Liedtke     15th August 2018 Real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Property Fund’s distributions for the financial year ended June 30, increased by 2.53% year-on-year, despite persistently tough trading conditions. This increase, CFO Greg Booyens said on Wednesday, reaffirms the company’s turnaround and return to... 

First African company announces science-based greenhouse gas target

By: African News Agency      19th July 2018 Emira Property Fund has become the first African and South African company to have a greenhouse gas emissions target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World... 

Growthpoint Properties Australia outperforms major share market indexes

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th July 2018 Growthpoint Properties subsidiary Growthpoint Properties Australia’s (GOZ’s) total returns have outpaced the major Australian real estate investment trust and share market indexes.  

144 Oxford office development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th April 2018 Growthpoint is building 35 000 m2 of premium office space in Johannesburg. 

Growthpoint starts excavation work for Rosebank office development

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th March 2018 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties has started the excavation process for the 35 000 m2 144 Oxford premium-grade office development in Rosebank, Gauteng, with the project expected to be completed in October 2019.  

Growthpoint's distributable income increases to R2.9bn in H1

By: Simone Liedtke     28th February 2018 JSE-listed Growthpoint's distributable income increased by R281-million, or 10.6%, to R2.9-billion, in the six months ended December 31. Distributions per share grew by 6.5%, with Growthpoint declaring an interim dividend of 101.2c a share for the six months under review. 

Discovery headquarters nears completion 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th February 2018 With the construction of health insurance and financial services provider Discovery’s head office set for completion at the end of this month, construction consultancy Aurecon believes that the building is set to become a pioneering green precinct concept, owing to its size and the way in which... 

Growthpoint says spends R85m in furniture retail park revamp

By: African News Agency      20th November 2017 South African property group Growthpoint said on Monday it had revamped an ageing retail warehousing entity in the plush district of Sandton, at a cost of R85-million. The company said in a statement the year-long upgrade and expansion project had modernised the retail park and increased its size... 

Growthpoint makes operational management changes

15th November 2017 Owing to a revised operational management structure, JSE-listed Growthpoint CEO Norbert Sasse will become group CEO, from March 1, 2018. Sasse’s primary focus will be on the strategic direction of the group, aligned with Growthpoint’s internationalisation strategy, and overseeing and representing... 

The third annual ASAQS Conference promotes agility and adaptability

8th August 2017 The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Conference took place 2 August at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The Conference inspired quantity surveyors from across the country.   Academic excellence and outstanding professional achievement was rewarded at the ASAQS Gala... 

MTN again tops the list of South Africa’s most valuable brands

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th September 2016 Despite losing 32% of its brand value owing to reputational challenges, communications giant MTN, which is worth R37-billion, has remained the most valuable brand in the country, according to Brand South Africa and strategy consultancy Brand Finance’s yearly survey. Retailer Woolworths, ranked at... 

GREEN MOBILITY

15th July 2016 Opposite the Sandton Gautrain Station and outside The Place, at 1 Sandton Drive, property group Growthpoint has set up electronic-bike hubs as part of a pilot project. Head of energy sustainability Werner van Antwerpen (pictured) hopes the scheme will be the catalyst for a much larger-scale... 

Entrepreneurial success is celebrated as 10 SMEs graduate from Growthpoint’s Property Point enterprise development programme

21st April 2016 Ten thriving small businesses have graduated from the rigorous two-year enterprise development incubation programme offered by Property Point: a Growthpoint Initiative. These companies, which all offer skills and services for the property industry, are: BLK Construction owned by Kabelo and... 

Growthpoint embarks on its largest rooftop solar projects  

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th March 2016 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has embarked on its two largest rooftop solar installations, each with a capacity of nearly 1.2 MW, on the rooftops of the Northgate Mall, in Johannesburg, and the Brooklyn Mall, in Pretoria. “Growthpoint has already passed the... 

Cautious approach needed for international property expansions amid domestic challenges

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th March 2016 South African (SA) real estate investment trusts (Reits) should not set off on a path of international exposure in a knee-jerk reaction to domestic challenges, delegates heard at the second SA Reit Association conference, held in Sandton, on Thursday. South Africa was currently facing an economic... 

Growthpoint H1 results carried by V&A Waterfront, Aus properties

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd March 2016 JSE-listed Growthpoint has, amid “hugely challenging economic and operating conditions”, recorded a dip in headline earnings a share to 59.72c for the six months ended December 31. This was 11.49c lower than the comparative period of 2014 and significantly lower than the 149.42c apiece reported... 

Growthpoint’s Inanda Greens secures top businesses Heineken and FirstRand Bank Limited

28th January 2016 Growthpoint Properties’ Inanda Greens office park is the new home of two top names in business: Heineken and FirstRand Bank Limited. Growthpoint confirmed it has signed both companies as tenants at its sought-after office park, in the high-demand business district of Wierda Valley in Sandton... 

GBCSA, Growthpoint make COP21 commitments

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2015 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) will introduce a net zero/positive building certification scheme by 2020. It, along with 24 other green building councils from across the world, had made various commitments during Building Day – a side event to the twenty-first Conference of the... 

Growthpoint opens applications for Property Point incubation programme

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th October 2015 Property giant Growthpoint’s enterprise development programme, Property Point, on Monday opened applications for its intensive two-year incubation programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Property Point, which would close the application process on October 15, had now expanded the... 

Aurecon and Growthpoint celebrate 100th Green Star in South Africa

4th June 2015 The Green Building Council of South Africa awarded its one hundredth Green Star SA certification to Growthpoint Properties’ Kirstenhof Office Park in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Aurecon partnered with JSE-listed Growthpoint and acted as the Environmentally Sustainable Design consultant for the 3 837... 

GBCSA awards 100th Green Star rating to Growthpoint

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th May 2015 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties’ Kirstenhof Office Park, in Johannesburg, has become the hundredth building in South Africa to achieve a Green Star SA certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), securing a 5-Star Green Star: Existing Building Performance Pilot (EBP)... 

New tenant signs up for R55m Cape Town industrial park

By: Sashnee Moodley     22nd May 2015 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties has secured packaged goods company Tiger Brands’ milling logistics division as a tenant to its new R55-million Range Industrial Park development in Blackheath, Cape Town.  

Growthpoint reports half-year distribution growth of 7.5%

By: Sashnee Moodley     4th March 2015 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties recorded distribution growth of 7.5% to 84.4c a share in the six months ended December 31. 

V&A Waterfront commits further R1.5bn to Silo district development

By: Natalie Greve     28th July 2014 Already home to the No 1 and No 2 Silo developments, the final phase of the Cape Town-based V&A Waterfront’s Silo district – which would see the addition of the No 3, No 4, No 5 and No 6 Silo projects – was on track for an early 2017 completion, after receiving a substantial investment of... 

Discovery building developers eye 5-star Green Star rating

By: Leandi Kolver     22nd July 2014 Property developers Growthpoint Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings are targeting a five-star Green Building Council of South Africa Green Star rating for insurance provider Discovery’s new global head office to be constructed in Sandton, Growthpoint office division director Rudolf Pienaar... 

IPD South Africa Investment Awards 2014 recognises Growthpoint Properties as top performer

17th July 2014 Growthpoint Properties took top honours with the overall IPD Direct Property Investment Award 2014 at the 12th IPD South Africa Property Investment Conference last night at the Sandton Convention Centre.South Africa’s largest listed property group, Growthpoint, secured the overall (all sectors)... 

Aurecon pushes ‘green’ boundaries for Grundfos

15th May 2014 When Grundfos, one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and committed proponent of sustainable development, partnered with Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest listed property company, to create a state-of-the art office and warehouse facilities, the outcome was inevitably cutting... 

Growthpoint buys into Acucap and Sycom

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th April 2014 Property giant Growthpoint has moved to gain exposure to retail and office portfolios worth R18.4-billion, as a result of acquiring a 34.9% and 31.5% stake in Acucap and Sycom respectively, in a deal valued at R4.66-billion. Growthpoint on Monday said it concluded agreements with various... 

Growthpoint buys Abseq in R1.3bn deal

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd October 2013 JSE-listed property giant Growthpoint has acquired Abseq Properties from property managers Equity Estates and Absa Bank for R1.3-billion in shares and cash. This would add 17 high-quality office properties in northern Johannesburg and Woodmead to Growthpoint’s portfolio, bringing the firm’s... 

Growthpoint to connect its properties to high-speed Internet

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2013 Property group Growthpoint and information and communication technology services and solutions company Dimension Data have teamed up to evaluate the viability of installing open-access high-speed Internet throughout Growthpoint’s 353 commercial and industrial properties. The five-year partnership... 

Growthpoint distribution rises 6.1%, office demand remains weak

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th August 2012 JSE-listed property group Growthpoint on Wednesday reported that, despite a 12-year low in business confidence, uncertain global economic conditions and lower office demand, the company achieved a 6.1% distribution growth for the year ended June 2012. Improved portfolio occupancy levels and... 

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