South Africa’s commercial property industry is facing a number of challenges – yet it is also an extremely innovative industry full of people with great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit who continually find ways to counter new challenges.

Dr Dirk Prinsloo, MD of specialist research firm Urban Studies, was this year’s recipient of the South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to professionals in the retail property industry who have made a significant contribution to the industry and who are considered to have built a legacy for the next generation.

JHI has partnered with leading property research company Urban Studies, to produce its first Africa Property Report. The publication covers property markets in Angola, Botswana, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.