At Fernridge we believe in the upliftment of urban, suburban and rural areas through the provision of the most required and suitable amenities as dictated by local need.


Fernridge’s Other-Use Department forms part of the property-related services. It cultivated out of our extensive experience in shopping centre market consultation. Our team of experts offer insights in the residential, commercial, industrial, hospitality and various other sectors.


Our research attempts to assess each new project in order to give the proposed development the best chance of succeeding. We have developed unique models to forecast the feasibility of various sectors based on the supply and relevant demand drivers of the area.


The resurgent interest in promoting mixed-use developments is a significant trend noticed throughout Africa. As a result, we formulated a specialised approach to consult on high value multi-use property developments (encapsulating ALL land-uses Fernridge specialises in). Our Other-Use Team is well-versed in the compatibility of various land-uses, market absorption of mixed-use complexes and expansion processes involved. Our extensive industry and area knowledge assists in guide prospective developers with concise recommendations on the most viable development concept and phasing thereof.


The Other-Use Department operates in all areas of property development within the private and public sectors:

  • Retail

  • Residential

  • Education (all phases and sectors + Network optimization for brands)

  • Healthcare

  • Commercial (Office etc.)

  • Industrial

  • Service Industrial

  • Hospitality (Hotel etc.)

  • Conferencing

  • Filling Station


In this space Fernridge offer various services that includes BUT is not limited to:

  • Market Feasibility Reports

  • Highest and Best Land-Use Studies

  • Development Concept Proposals

  • Socio-Economic Profiling (Demographic Reports)

  • Market Intelligence Studies

  • Primary Research: Market Surveys + Shopper Profiling

  • Retailer-Specific Studies and Catchment Area Analyses

  • Gap Analyses + Network Optimization Studies