Leading commercial and industrial property investment company, Improvon, will once again be hosting their annual highly acclaimed Property Trends Forum on 15 October this year in Johannesburg. This will be the third consecutive year that Improvon has hosted the property trends forum which focuses on the major challenges facing the commercial and industrial property sector.
The Property Trends Forum has become a sought after event for anybody involved in the commercial or warehousing property sector as it provides crucial insights which assists with the formulation of property strategies going forward.
Each year a highly respected and knowledgeable speaker panel is selected; individuals who are all specialists in their field of expertise, who are able to predict the likely outcome of challenges currently facing the sector and can provide unique insight into the property market.
In 2013 the panel consisted of JP Landman, a self-employed analyst on political-economic trends; Dr Azar Jammine, director and chief economist at Econometrix; Estienne de Klerk, president of SAPOA and Stan Garran, the executive director and head of IPD South Africa.
Topics under discussion included the impact of interest rates and cost of finance; short, medium and long-term prospects of the South African economy; the impact of poor service delivery on the commercial and industrial property sector; and the impact of e-tolls.
The make-up of the 2012 panel was equally impressive including as it did renowned scenario planner and author, Clem Sunter; property economist and Head of Property Studies at UCT, Professor Francois Viruly; then SAPOA president, Dr Sediso Moseneke; and Nedbank regional executive for Property Finance, Ken Reynolds.
The topics under discussion in 2012 were equally insightful: Sunter gave his opinion on both the global and local economies and how these would potentially impact the property sector in years to come. Other topics debated included trends and insights into industrial property development, the impact of urbanisation on the industry, transport, the impact of regulations and banking lending policies.
Keep an eye out for more details on this not to be missed event.