Investing in the right type of building in the right area is imperative with commercial property

Commercial property remains a viable and even lucrative investment that offers inflation-beating returns despite South Africa’s lacklustre economic growth and political instability. The past few years have seen a plethora of new commercial property developments, primarily in Joburg and Cape Town’s business districts but like any investment opportunity it’s important to understand the sector and the inherent risks, says John Whall, chief executive of Heartwood Properties.

“Bear in mind that an investment into any commercial property typically involves a large capital outlay and is a long-term investment.”