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Stor-Age to acquire self-storage properties in major cities for R58m

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th September 2018 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Stor-Age has entered into agreements to acquire Roeland Street Investments 2 (RSI2) and Roeland Street Investments 3 (RSI3), for R58-million. RSI2 is being sold by Acucap Investments – a subsidiary of Growthpoint Properties, Stor-Age Property Holdings... 

Growthpoint’s distributable income exceeds R6bn for the first time

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th August 2018 Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties announced a 6.5% distribution growth for the year ended June 30, with a final dividend of R1.07 apiece declared, despite weak economic conditions and a competitive market in South Africa. Growthpoint South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk pointed... 

Growthpoint, Cintocare break ground on R450m Pretoria head, neck hospital

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd July 2018 Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties and private company Cintocare on Monday broke ground on the R450-million development of an 11 000 m2 special surgical head and neck hospital, in Pretoria, which will be the first green-certified hospital in Africa. The companies are creating a... 

Growthpoint takes first Cape Town commercial property off the water grid

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th July 2018 The District building, in Woodstock, has become the first of Growthpoint Properties’ commercial properties in Cape Town to shift off the municipal water grid and become water net-positive. The property giant on Thursday said the 1 750 people using the multitenant office and retail building... 

Growthpoint to become the first property company to list on A2X

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th July 2018 Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties will be the first property company to take up a secondary listing on A2X – a licensed stock exchange that provides a secondary listing venue for companies. The company, which manages a portfolio of commercial, retail and industrial property... 

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.  

Growthpoint launches new trading, development business unit

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd July 2018 International property company Growthpoint Properties has formed a dedicated trading and development business unit. This new specialised division, the company explained on Tuesday, will play a key role in creating “excellent business opportunities for the company and world-class premises for its... 

Scania and Growthpoint extend their relationship with lease renewals at four properties

27th June 2018 Growthpoint Properties has renewed four leases with Scania, extending its relationship with the global company that offers sales of trucks, buses, and services in more than 100 countries. The leases were renewed for four properties located in established industrial areas across the province of... 

Solar Turtle Wins Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge

18th June 2018 SOLAR TURTLE, pitched by Lungi Tyali, was announced as the winner of the inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge. They came out on top, chosen from ten outstanding ideas presented at the pitching final, hosted at the Stellenbosch University LaunchLab on Wednesday evening, 13 June.... 

Growthpoint Healthcare launches with R2.4bn portfolio

By: Nadine James     13th June 2018 Growthpoint Properties has launched South Africa’s first unlisted healthcare real estate investment trust (Reit), Growthpoint Healthcare Property Holdings, which already holds five assets valued at R2.4-billion. The introduction of Growthpoint Healthcare has received strong market interest with... 

Energy efficient lighting system pilot project completed

By: Donald Makhafola     8th June 2018 Electrical solutions and lighting specialists Magnet Group, in partnership with electronic multinational Philips, completed a pilot project for the design and installation of an energy efficient lighting system at property investment company Growthpoint Properties’ head offices, in Johannesburg,... 

Growthpoint Investec African Properties commences operations

By: Anine Kilian     9th May 2018 Pan-African real estate investment business Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP), a partnership between Growthpoint Properties, Investec Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation, has started operations. GIAP has secured capital commitments in excess of $212-million... 

Growthpoint Properties issues maiden $425m eurobond, lists on JSE green bond segment

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th April 2018 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has successfully priced its inaugural US dollar-dominated eurobond, the proceeds of which will be used to fund its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).  

Growthpoint sees Gauteng East Rand as hotspot for industrial properties

By: Simone Liedtke     20th March 2018 Growthpoint sees Gauteng East Rand as hotspot for industrial properties Gauteng’s East Rand was a hotspot for industrial property leasing in 2017, says Growthpoint Properties, which concluded 70 deals – 40 new and 30 renewals – in the area during the year. 

Growthpoint lists first local green bonds

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th March 2018 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has issued a Green Bond on the JSE, the first local company to do so. The Growthpoint Green Bonds will be available in terms of five, seven and ten years and are aimed at raising capital solely allocated for funding projects that... 

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 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... 

Property developer launches SA’s first dual-certified property portfolio

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2017 Real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has launched the first and only property portfolio in South Africa to be highly rated by the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). The Thrive Portfolio combines quality and... 

Growthpoint launches South Africa’s first dual-certified property portfolio

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th September 2017 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has launched the first and only property portfolio in South Africa to be highly rated by the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). This premier portfolio, named... 

Growthpoint’s FY17 distribution surpasses guidance

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th August 2017 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties on Wednesday posted a distribution growth of 6.5% for the year ended June 30, surpassing its guidance. The group declared a final dividend of 100.8c a share for the year – a 6.9% rise on the 94.3c apiece declared in 2016 and in excess... 

Growthpoint Properties a step closer to wholly owning N1 City Mall

By: African News Agency      11th August 2017 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties got one step closer to acquiring N1 City Mall from Redefine Properties after the Competition Commission recommended to the Competition Tribunal that its proposed merger be approved without conditions. The 64 000 m2 N1 City Mall, with over 140 stores, is situated... 

Think-tank hands over title deeds to residents of Western Cape town  

By: Ilan Solomons     11th August 2017 Think tank the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF’s) Khaya Lam land reform project last month handed over the latest batch of title deeds to residents in the town of Grabouw, in the Western Cape, thereby taking the project’s total title deed handover tally to 1 360. Khaya Lam project manager Perry... 

Construction on Exxaro’s new offices to start in September

By: Anine Kilian     18th July 2017 Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has started the multimillion-rand development of a new head office for diversified miner Exxaro Resources. Exxaro’s new corporate headquarters will consolidate its current offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg into a single workspace, located at... 

Sandton is still on the rise and home to half of SA’s current commercial property development

2nd March 2017 Nearly half of all the office development taking place in South Africa right now is happening in Sandton. Sandton Central is the epicentre of this development, which includes many of the most cutting-edge, exciting and innovation new buildings on the continent. The latest research in the South... 

Growthpoint posts distribution growth of 6.1% for H1

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st March 2017 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties on Wednesday reported distribution growth of 6.1% for the six months to December 31, delivering performance comfortably in line with market guidance. Growthpoint achieved an increase in total distributable income of 10% from... 

The allure of green building warms up as the globe heats up

9th February 2017 The built environment has a major role to play in climate change mitigation, and progressively more South African property investors are rising to the challenge with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses. This is the word from the Green Building Council South Africa in light of... 

Property Point opens applications for enterprise development programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2016 Enterprise development vehicle Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, has invited entrepreneurs that have businesses operating in the property industry to apply for its next two-year enterprise development programme intake before January 31, 2017. As part of its latest intake,... 

Growthpoint debuts in South Africa’s 50 Most Valuable Brands

22nd September 2016 Growthpoint Properties has debuted in 50th place in Brand Finance’s list of South Africa’s 50 Most Valuable Brands. In doing so, it has also become only SA REIT to be included in this prestigious index. Each year, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance puts thousands of... 

Growthpoint acquires iconic Cape Town Foreshore development site

8th September 2016 Growthpoint Properties today acquired Site B Lower Long Street in Cape Town’s Foreshore, securing and landmark development site situated between two of its property assets. The 3,932sqm piece of land, Erf 165639 Cape Town, has developable bulk of 17,500sqm which neighbours the Investec building... 

Growthpoint acquires iconic Cape Town Foreshore development site

8th September 2016 Growthpoint Properties today acquired Site B Lower Long Street in Cape Town’s Foreshore, securing and landmark development site situated between two of its property assets. The 3,932sqm piece of land, Erf 165639 Cape Town, has developable bulk of 17,500sqm which neighbours the Investec building... 

Growthpoint introduces eco-friendly e-bikes to Sandton Central

1st June 2016 Growthpoint Properties today introduced the first electronic bike hubs to Sandton Central in a pilot project that pioneers a new, convenient and environmentally innovative alternative mode of transport for South Africa’s financial hub. The e-bike project adds an exciting new service for... 

Leakage system provides solutions in Johannesburg

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip South Africa has reasserted its focus on conserving water with the installation of its electronic valve, which monitors water flow at schools across Johannesburg. The Brisbane-based company has a regional office in Stellenbosch, in the... 

Property Point’s new intake of small businesses are set for a more sustainable, competitive and brighter future

7th March 2016 Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties’ initiative, has welcomed a new batch of small businesses to both its enterprise development and supplier development programmes in 2016. Property Point is an award-winning enterprise development initiative founded by Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s... 

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... 

Growthpoint, Investec, IFC launch Pan-African property fund

By: Natalie Greve     10th November 2015 In a move that will create a diversified Pan-African third-party institutional real estate investment vehicle, real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Investec Asset Management to form a new management business focused on property investment... 

Businesses can build a better bottom line: Jochen Zeitz to address Green Building Convention

26th October 2015 “Sustainability does not need to come at the sacrifice of economic prosperity.” This is the view of Jochen Zeitz, a keynote speaker at this year’s Green Building Convention to be held in Cape Town from 2 to 6 November. Zeitz is a global advocate of green leadership who is applauded for developing... 

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... 

V&A Waterfront begins R20m solar project  

By: Sashnee Moodley     7th August 2015 In an effort to reduce its demand on the energy grid in the Western Cape, the V&A Waterfront has begun a R20-million solar project that will include the installation of 7 000 m2 of solar panels on the roof of eight buildings across the property. 

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