South Africa’s largest specialist logistics real estate investment trust (“REIT”) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”). Equites has executed its vision of becoming a globally relevant REIT with its footprint in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Equites Property Fund Limited is a South African real estate investment trust, with a definite focus on being a market leader in the logistics property market by developing and acquiring A-grade, modern logistics facilities in prime locations in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Equites listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on 18 June 2014 with a portfolio value of R1 billion and has since grown to a portfolio value of R28.2 billion at 31 August 2023. The group continues to grow its portfolio through a significant development pipeline and high-quality acquisitions. Equites is SA's only listed, exclusively logistics-focused REIT on the JSE to provide shareholders with pure exposure to prime logistics assets.
June Equites listed on the JSE with a R1bn portfolio all located in the Western Cape
JULY Acquired our first portfolio of assets in Gauteng
NOVEMBER R1.5bn capital raise
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R4bn
APRIL Completed construction of the first development deal for The Foschini Group at Equites Park – Lord’s View, Gauteng
JUNE Acquired our first UK logistics property let to Tesco in Hinckley
JULY Acquired 8 properties in Waterfall, Gauteng through a joint venture with Attacq
NOVEMBER R1bn capital raise
FEBRUARY Commenced marketing and selling of our commercial portfolio
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R6bn
MARCH Inclusion in ASLI
JUNE Inclusion in SAPY20
DECEMBER Concluded our first UK Development Funding Agreement for a DHL logistics facility in Reading
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R8bn
MAY Issued our first cash dividend with an election to reinvest the cash dividend in return for Equites shares
MAY R800m Capital raise
AUGUST Construction completed on our first UK development funded logistics facility let to DSV
SEPTEMBER Acquired our first property in KwaZulu-Natal let to Pick n Pay
OCTOBER Obtained a level 4 B-BBEE rating with 53% verified black ownership
DECEMBER First park owned by Equites to be fully developed and let in Atlantic Hills, Western Cape
FEBRUARY Equites received approval from the JSE for a R2bn domestic-medium term note programme
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R12bn
FEBRUARY R710m Capital raise
AUGUST R750m Capital raise
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R15bn
FEBRUARY R800m Capital raise
FEBRUARY Concluded a strategic joint venture with Newlands Property Developments LLP
MAY Obtained our first GBCI EDGE certification for Premier Foods in Equites Park Lord's View
SEPTEMBER Secured R800m ESG-linked facility agreement with Standard Bank
NOVEMBER Established strategic venture with Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd and acquired 3 DC’s with a portfolio value of R3.2bn
NOVEMBER Concluded our first development and lease agreement, within the Newlands venture, with Hermes Parcelnet at Hoyland Common, Barnsley
FEBRUARY Disposed of 2 UK assets to Blackstone Group for £43m
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R19bn
NOVEMBER Acquired an undivided half share in 2 DC’s and 1 development with Attacq valued at R511m
SEPTEMBER Completed our first development of a last-mile DC, let to Amazon, within the Newlands venture
NOVEMBER Obtained a level 3 BEE rating with 66.1% verified black ownership
JANUARY Established Strategic Venture with Eskom Pension & Provident Fund and acquired a logistics campus valued at R2.05bn
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R26bn
MARCH Disposed of our first land held for turnkey developments in the UK
MAY Sold our last Office property becoming a fully Industrial portfolio
JULY Completed a Statement 102 B-BBEE transaction where 6 non-core assets were sold
AUGUST GCR Ratings affirmed our national scale long & short-term issuer ratings at AA-(ZA) and A1+(ZA), respectively.
JANUARY Acquired our first property in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
FEBRUARY Portfolio value of R26.9bn

Board of Directors

We focus on creating an environment in which staff are involved, engaged and are valued as active contributors of value creation. This ensures that we lead in the field of prime property logistics.


The reputation of the business and value of the Equites brand is built on the group’s standing commitment to be a responsible, transparent and ethical business, and to maintain the trust of all of our stakeholders.

Global Footprint

Equites is the only specialised logistics REIT listed on the JSE. With a footprint in both South Africa and the United Kingdom, we have executed our vision of becoming a globally relevant REIT.


Equites is a level 3 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment ("B-BBEE") contributor on the revised property sector scorecard and is now 66% black-owned.

Achieving a Level 3 B-BBEE rating is testament of our commitment to inclusive employment, transformation and governance practices. Our plans for the future are to continue these practices and identify areas where they could meaningfully make a difference.

We are committed to creating long-term benefits for the larger South African society, to ensure that Equites provides a sustainable form of business and a stable social context. Through education and community upliftment, we create the skills needed in South Africa, as well as smoothen the path to transformation.

While we continue to drive the essence of the transformation agenda, we look forward to partnering with our clients to create and deliver value.

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