MSCI South Africa Annual
Property Index December 2020


Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Commercial real estate performance: What the MSCI South Africa Property Index Results show

2020 was a year of unprecedented disruption resulting in muted economic growth and activity. Pervasive geo-political risk and socio-economic challenges were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Global and local restrictions on daily social and economic activity resulted in a quantum shift away from the conventional uses of commercial real estate. The December 2020 MSCI South Africa Annual Property Index results will showcase the impact on commercial real estate performance in South Africa and beyond.

Absa Commercial Property Finance is  proud  to sponsor the MSCI South Africa Property Index. MSCI Real Estate is a global leader in real estate investment tools, delivering critical business intelligence to institutional investors and real estate owners, managers and brokers worldwide. MSCI Real Estate index coverage is broad and deep, spanning $2 trillion of private real estate assets across more than 30 countries.

This index measures unlevered total returns of directly held property investments from one valuation to the next. The index tracks performance of 2,452 property investments, with a total capital value of ZAR 400.7 billion as at December 2020.

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Now in its fourth year, the partnership between Absa and MSCI spans sponsorship of the MSCI South Africa Annual, Bi-annual and Residential property indexes.For more details contact us at

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