Welcome to Urban Ocean Property Developers

Urban Ocean manages a portfolio in excess of 150 000 m² located in the Financial District of Johannesburg. We have a variety of exciting retail spaces and offices available for rental. If you have an innovative business or idea that needs a base, e.g. ad agencies, law firms, modelling agency, production house or a high-end retail business, then we’re 110% sure we can help you!


Urban Ocean is a contemporary property developer which seeks to enrich South Africa’s cities by re-inventing the culture of true inner-city living and working. It aims to do so in similar fashion as cities like New York and London have done.

Our focus is on cutting-edge property developments in the Financial District of Johannesburg. Having pioneered the inner-city revival in this area, Urban Ocean now has one of South Africa’s largest privately owned property portfolios in excess of 150 000 sq. m.

We are passionate about creating amazing spaces for our clients.
Speak to us today about A-grade office space, co-working space, our pop-up mall/shop options, residential space, high-impact signage options in the CBD and space for your next photo or film shoot!


Following in the footsteps of other major inner-city capitals around the world, e.g. London, New York, Berlin, Sydney and Los Angeles, it’s evident that Johannesburg’s Financial District has been given a new lease on life.

Prompted by Blue IQ – a government initiative to bring back investment into the inner city – this process of regeneration and rejuvenation has taken place over a number of years and the results are showing for all to see.

Following a major injection of public and private confidence, this historic area has been transformed. Heritage buildings have been restored to their former glory and converted into luxury apartments and offices. Trendy coffee shops, designer delis, restaurants, up-market boutiques and beauty spas have sprung up to meet the demand for such services from the burgeoning population of workers and residents.


Johannesburg is a flourishing and livable part of the city, thanks to the addition of attractive greenery, water features, street cleaning crews, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras, private security and a stepped-up Metro Police service.


Johannesburg is leading the African Renaissance. This modern metropolis is not only the financial powerhouse of South Africa, it is the gateway to business on the rest of the continent. Urban Ocean’s developments sit at the very centre of the city’s Financial District – the heartbeat of big business development, and home to:

  • Headquarters of Biliton, Anglo American and the Chamber of Mines
  • Headquarters of major banks – Absa, Barclays, First National and Standard Bank
  • The largest constitutional court in the southern hemisphere, which has attracted a proliferation of law firms, accounting and insurance companies


The real beauty of the Financial District is how easy it is to get around. Go from the city, the airport or major highways like the M2 and M1 with great ease.

And then of course, there’s the benefit of being near the new multi-billion rand, state-of-the-art Gautrain and Bus Rapid Transport System … providing fast, direct links between the Financial District and OR Tambo Airport, Midrand, Centurion, Sandton and other major urban centres.


The Financial District is a meeting place for people from all walks of life – a hive of activity and social interaction. Urban Ocean has been instrumental in spearheading this regeneration process through its redevelopment projects.