Redefine Properties (JSE: RDF) is one of the country’s leading diversified real estate investment trusts (REIT), owning and managing a portfolio of revenue generating retail, office and industrial assets in South Africa and internationally. Redefine Properties superior returns are achieved by investing in and managing high quality property assets that are optimally funded to provide sustained and growing income for shareholders. Redefine has grown its portfolio outside South Africa to include significant investments in the UK, Australia, Germany and Poland. Redefine’s diversified property portfolio is currently valued at R68billion comprising local and international property investments and is a JSE Top 40 Index listed company.
For Abland it is all about understanding the power of space. For over 30 years Abland Property Developers have been at the forefront of creating groundbreaking spaces for businesses across South Africa. With a focused approach on developing space for commercial, retail, industrial, motor and mixed-use precincts they are consistently shaping the South African landscape for the better.
Mixed-use developments, better known as precincts, might be a fairly new concept in the South African industry, but for Abland it’s one that they have been mastering for a number of years. The idea of creating spaces where one’s work life integrates seamlessly with one’s lifestyle is something that has led Abland to look at property development in a more holistic way. This starts by identifying land that’s not only attractive from an investment point of view but also ideally positioned to live up to consumer demands. Transport, accessibility, active lifestyles, green environments, sustainable buildings and connectivity to retail environments are just some of the key elements that they would look at to accompany a development with P-grade office space as its core.
The City of Ekurhuleni is a city focussed on strengthening social cohesion and the pursuit of prosperity – for all its residents. Pronounced ‘e-koo-roo-le-ni’, Ekurhuleni is a Tsonga word meaning ‘place of peace’. It is a city where you can live, work and play. It is a city of the future. Home to approximately 3.4 million people it is commonly referred to as the manufacturing hub of the country. But there is much more to this developing city. As Africa’s first Aerotropolis, the City of Ekurhuleni is filled with over 238 lakes and dams, world-class casinos and entertainment centres, as well as premium lifestyle estates and world class golf courses.
The city is also home to OR Tambo International Airport, the busiest airport in Africa, serving the entire continent and linking to major cities across the globe. Many of the world’s leading airlines fly into the airport. Supporting this is a network of roads, rail lines, telephone, electricity and telecommunication grids that rival first world countries – infrastructure supporting a well-established industrial, commercial and residential complex.