Welcome to the first issue of the fourth volume of the Journal of African Real Estate Research (JARER). This is our first publication for 2019 and my first as Editor-in-Chief. Since its relaunch, the JARER has offered opportunities for academic and professional researchers across Africa to disseminate their scholarly work in the real estate sector. There has been an increasing rate of submissions and our appreciation goes to the board members of the African Real Estate Society, the Library services at the University of Cape Town, and the Journal Manager, Luke Boyle from the Urban Real Estate Research, who has been working tirelessly in managing the journal’s operations. The JARER continues to be strongly supported by IRES, ERES, and Prof. Karl-Werner Schulte from the IREBS at Regensburg University. Without this support the journal would not be financially sustainable. We also thank the many authors for publishing in the journal, and ofcourse our reviewers and editorial board who have given generously their time to review the papers.