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Local firm emphasises project collaboration

By: Paige Müller     29th June 2018 Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm Arup takes a collaborative design approach to their projects. Arup associate director Richard Lawson tells Engineering News that the implementation of collaborative design approaches can result in integrated, holistic design... 

ARUP Proud To Have Contributed To SAPOA 2018 Award Winning Projects

28th June 2018 Arup congratulates our clients, the V&A Waterfront and Attacq, who between them took over nine awards at the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) 2018 Awards. We are delighted to have partnered with these visionary firms on several of these projects and help them realise their built... 

WSP involved in three prestigious accolades at SAPOA 2018 Awards

25th June 2018 WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are proud to have been involved in the 2018 Winning Projects in the Corporate Head Office, Industrial and Rural Development categories of the SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative... 

Attacq appoints new CEO, CFO

By: Simone Liedtke     19th June 2018 JSE-listed Attacq has appointed Melt Hamman CEO and Raj Nana CFO and executive director, with immediate effect. “After a rigorous process we are delighted to permanently appoint Melt as the CEO. Melt has provided the team with clear direction and guidance as interim CEO and has a strong history... 

Attacq continues to develop Waterfall City

By: Anine Kilian     13th June 2018 Construction and development of JSE-listed Attacq’s Waterfall City is ongoing, with new infrastructure including roads, residential properties and warehouses continuously in the pipeline. During a tour of the Waterfall City precinct on Wednesday, head of development Giles Pendleton said the last... 

Attacq disputes claims of illegal water connections at Waterfall

By: Anine Kilian     31st May 2018 JSE-listed Attacq has refuted allegations by the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) regarding illegal water connections at some of the properties under its management in Waterfall City. The property development company said in statement on Thursday that it was in possession of all paperwork and invoicing... 

BMW opens R260m regional distribution centre in Midrand

By: Irma Venter     11th April 2018 BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) has cut the ribbon on its new regional distribution centre at the Waterfall precinct, in Midrand, Gauteng. Project developer Attacq and BMW SA jointly invested around R260-million to create the facility. 

Accenture breaks ground on new building in Waterfall

By: Simone Liedtke     8th February 2018 Construction has started on the new Southern African offices of global professional services company Accenture, which will be relocating from its current offices in Woodmead to a 3 875 m² facility, in Waterfall City, in December, as part of its Africa expansion strategy. Waterfall commercial... 

Attacq appoints interim CEO

24th October 2017 JSE-listed Attacq has appointed Melt Hamman, its current CFO, to also serve as interim CEO when Morne Wilken steps down on December 31. Hamman will hold the position of interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. 

Wilken to join MAS Real Estate as CEO

By: Anine Kilian     18th October 2017 Morné Wilken has been appointed CEO of JSE-listed MAS Real Estate, effective January 1, 2018. Lukas Nakos will continue as CEO until Wilken takes up his position. 

Cummins Relocates To Allandale Building In Waterfall City, Midrand

16th October 2017 Cummins has announced that it has relocated to new premises in the Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand, in close proximity to the Mall of Africa development. The relocation is due to the fact that the company’s success on the continent has led to a healthy and growing organisation that... 

Cummins Relocates To Allandale Building In Waterfall City, Midrand

9th October 2017 Cummins has announced that it has relocated to new premises in the Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand, in close proximity to the Mall of Africa development. The relocation is due to the fact that the company’s success on the continent has led to a healthy and growing organisation that... 

Attacq recognised for top performance in industrial and office property sectors

26th September 2017 Attacq has once again been bestowed top honours for exceptional performance in the MSCI South Africa Real Estate Awards. Attacq achieved the highest 3-year annualised total return in the Office sector at a total return of 17.1% and also topped the Industrial sector with a 3-year annualised total... 

Attacq FY17 HEPS increase 92% y/y

By: Anine Kilian     12th September 2017 JSE-listed Attacq’s diluted headline earnings per share increased by 92% to 22.8c for the year ended June 30, while vacancies across its retail and office portfolios rose. Basic earnings per share increased to 23c from 12c, while profit for the year fell by 56.7% to R600-million. 

Attacq takes further steps to achieve Reit status

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th June 2017 JSE-listed property developer Attacq on Monday said it was adopting an income distribution strategy, aimed at taking it one step closer to gaining real estate investment trust (Reit) status, which includes the reduction of existing debt facilities using the proceeds from the disposal of its... 

Attacq welcomes BMW’s R400m investment in Waterfall distribution facility

By: Anine Kilian     22nd March 2017 JSE-listed Attacq has welcomed BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA's) decision to invest in the construction of a 32 000 m2 regional distribution facility at the Waterfall Distribution Campus, in Midrand, Gauteng. The value of this investment and the revamp of its headquarters, also in Midrand,... 

Attacq holds strong amid external risks

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th February 2017 While the six months to December 31 was marred by a tougher global economy, political uncertainty and international market volatility, JSE-listed property group Attacq still managed to grow its local portfolio by 9.6%, with a total asset value of R27.1-billion. At a briefing to discuss the... 

Consolidation provides opportunity for development

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th December 2016 With low growth in the South African economy, there is a trend in both the commercial office and industrial property sectors towards consolidation and the relocation of existing operations to well-connected locations, says consulting engineering firm Arup. 

Focus on logistics properties delivers good returns for Equites

By: Anine Kilian     13th October 2016 JSE-listed specialist logistics property developer and landlord Equites Property Fund on Thursday reported a 20% year-on-year increase in distributions to 54.44c a share for the six months ended August 31. Speaking to Engineering News Online CEO Andrea Taverna-Turisan attributed the increase to... 

Attacq achieves good FY growth despite tough business climate

By: Anine Kilian     13th September 2016 Property development company Attacq lifted its headline earnings a share for the year ended June 30 to 12c, from 2c the year before, while basic earnings per share (EPS) rose to 197.9c and diluted EPS rose to 196.7c. Attacq achieved 15.3% year-on-year growth in adjusted net asset value per share... 

Attacq sheds 30 ha Waterfall development land

2nd August 2016 JSE-listed Attacq is selling 308 500 m2 of commercial development property rights in Waterfall to Winter Robin Investments (WRI), its 20:80 joint venture (JV) firm with Sanlam Properties, for R86.4-million. WRI will create a loan account with Attacq subsidiary Attacq Waterfall Investment Company... 

Waterfall management agreement changes unveiled as Attacq refreshes brand

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th July 2016 Coinciding with the launch of JSE-listed capital growth property fund Attacq’s refreshed brand, which includes a new logo in red and grey, the company on Tuesday announced that it would accelerate the internalisation of the Waterfall development management function to enable Attacq to take full... 

Attacq refreshes brand, accelerates internalisation of Waterfall development management

By: Mia Breytenbach     5th July 2016 Coinciding with the launch of JSE-listed capital growth property fund Attacq’s refreshed brand, which included a new logo in red and grey, the company on Tuesday announced that it would accelerate the internalisation of the Waterfall development management function to enable Attacq to take full... 

Sanlam, Attacq to further develop at Waterfall

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th July 2016 JSE-listed Attacq and Sanlam Properties have formed a 20:80 joint venture (JV) to undertake a light industrial commercial and retail development in Waterfall, north of Johannesburg. Some 114 ha of the 128 ha Waterfall land was allocated for light industrial commercial developments with the... 

Tens of thousands flock to Mall of Africa opening

By: Anine Kilian     28th April 2016 After its official opening on Thursday morning, the Mall of Africa, in Waterfall City, Midrand, had played host to about 70 000 people by 17:00, a figure likely to double before closing, according to property developer Attacq CEO Morne Wilken. He told Engineering News Online that the mall had... 

Attacq to focus on Waterfall City pipeline as mall milestone nears

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th March 2016 JSE-listed capital growth property fund Attacq will retain focus on its development pipeline in Waterfall City, in Midrand, with the opening of the super-regional mall, the Mall of Africa, considered a key strategic milestone for the company. The Mall of Africa, with a value of R4.9-billion upon... 

Attacq considers Mall of Africa opening a key strategic milestone

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th March 2016 JSE-listed capital growth property fund Attacq’s super-regional mall, the Mall of Africa, in Midrand, with a value of R4.9-billion upon completion, is fully tenanted and remains on track to open on April 28, which the company considers a strategic key milestone. Attacq CEO Morné Wilken reiterated... 

JSE still giving South Africa an edge over continental peers

By: Irma Venter     5th February 2016 South Africa holds “a special place” in Africa because it has a stock exchange with an $800-billion market capitalisation, says Goldman Sachs International South African office and sub-Saharan Africa investment banking division head Colin Coleman. He says South Africa has “the only really... 

Attacq appoints new head of development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd February 2016 JSE-listed Attacq has appointed Pete Mackenzie as head of development, effective January 1, in a new position aimed at driving the capital growth property fund’s strategic focus on development. Mackenzie, with over 25 years' experience in the property construction, development and investment... 

Attacq introduces new Head of Development

2nd February 2016 Attacq, the pioneering JSE-listed capital growth property fund, has appointed accomplished property professional Pete Mackenzie as Head of Development, effective from 1 January 2016. This new position highlights Attacq’s strategic focus on development and will grow its skills base with the... 

JSE provides S Africa with 'special place' in Africa

By: Irma Venter     21st January 2016 South Africa held “a special place” in Africa because it had a stock exchange with an $800-billion market capitalisation, said Goldman Sachs International South African office and sub-Saharan Africa investment banking division head Colin Coleman on Thursday. Speaking at the Frontier Advisory... 

Hyprop, Attacq acquire Nigeria mall

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th November 2015 Marking its first investment in Nigeria, local real estate investment trust Hyprop acquired 75% of Lagos-based Ikeja City Mall. Fellow JSE-listed real estate capital growth fund Attacq acquired the remaining 25%. 

Property fund reports rise in net rental income

By: Anine Kilian     9th October 2015 JSE-listed capital growth property fund Attacq achieved a 20.6% increase in its net asset value (NAV) and a 17.9% improvement in its adjusted net asset value per share (NAVPS) for the financial year to June 30 June. The company’s portfolio included Waterfall Business Estate, in Midrand‚ Garden... 

Aurecon and Atterbury Properties exceed client’s Green Star targets

22nd September 2015 Atterbury Properties appointed Aurecon to provide Environmental, Sustainable and Design services for Golder Associates’ new building in Maxwell Office Park, which forms part of the Waterfall City development in Midrand, Gauteng. In June 2015, the Green Building Council of South Africa awarded the... 

Waterfall Estate secures slice of key HQ market 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2015 Providing capital growth fund Attacq with a 15-year project pipeline, the Waterfall City mixed-use development, in Midrand, has attracted a suite of corporates looking to consolidate their satellite centres into a single Gauteng foothold.  

CORPORATE ATTRACTION

14th August 2015 The Waterfall City mixed-use development, in Gauteng’s Midrand, has attracted a suite of corporates looking to consolidate their satellite offices into a single point of presence. Attacq CEO Morné Wilken reports that companies have been attracted by the development’s high visibility, central... 

Growthpoint, Attacq enter R2.4m growth agreement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd March 2015 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties reported on Monday that its Property Point division had teamed up with South African capital growth property firm Attacq to further its business incubation programme. Through the agreement, Property Point would manage Attacq’s enterprise development programme,... 

Waterfall City to become ‘CBD of Gauteng’ – Attacq

By: Natalie Greve     30th September 2014 The sweeping R4.5-billion Waterfall City development has the potential to become Gauteng’s new central business district (CBD), enabling large corporates to consolidate their Johannesburg bases while providing scope for future expansion, property developer Attacq CEO Morne Wilken told a media... 

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