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Current Research Projects

Urban Development and Management:

  • The challenges and opportunities of Cape Town's smart city strategy
  • Definining an African smart city discourse
  • Collaborative urban regeneration in marginalised communities in Cape Town
  • The management of community shopping centres in emerging economies
  • Exploring Cape Town's night-time economy
  • Investigating land-based financing for funding public infrstructure in South Africa
  • Reviewing the performance of 'Green' rated buildings in South Africa

Property Market Dynamics and Trends:

  • Mapping South Africa's Proptech ecosystem

Residential Real Estate:

  • Mapping the property development process in the Western Cape
  • The effect of Basel III on housing finance in South Africa
  • Assessment of inclusionary housing policies in South Africa
  • Developing an inclusionary housing policy for Cape Town
  • Segmentation of Cape Town's residential property market
  • Micro-developers in Cape Town's informal settlements
  • Financing Micro-developers in Cape Town
  • Investogating the use of FLISP to facilitate incremental housing delivery

Commercial Real Estate:

  • Mapping the property development process in the Western Cape
  • Why Cape Town's economic clusters locate where they do
  • The release of public land through leasehold
  • The success factors of public land development projects

Real Estate Investment and Finance:

  • The effect of Basel III on housing finance in South Africa
  • Factors impacting South African REITs trading at a discount or premium to NAV
  • The Geographic Diversification of REIT Portfolios
  • Africa REITs report

Africa:

  • Implications of international real estate body of knowledge on curricula in Africa
  • Africa REITs report