Report: The State of Cape Town’s Traffic and Parking Problems

The City of Cape Town boasts some of the highest parking rates in South Africa, which is closely related to the demand for commercial real estate. The premium associated with parking in Cape Town is a symptom of the city’s success. We investigate the factors contributing to the city’s congestion and premium parking rates, as well as future trends for parking structures, traffic […]

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Baker Street Properties designs new FMCG Warehouse Solution for Super Group

The market for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in South Africa is highly competitive, where a warehouse solution is integral to a cost-effective and agile supply chain. An FMCG warehouse is usually complex, typically accommodating a broad variety of products, storage facilities and different handling situations. Furthermore, timing is of the essence for FMCG providers […]

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An overview of parking rates for office space in Cape Town

Office space in Cape Town demands some of the highest premiums for parking in South Africa. Our Street Smart Report this month addressed how premium parking fees and congestion is a symptom of the city’s success (download the report by clicking here). In assisting tenants relocating or expanding from other cities such as Johannesburg or […]

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Report: Why BPO Firms Prefer Cape Town as Office Location

The Business Process and Outsourcing (BPO) industry is a significant sector in the Cape Town Real Estate Market. In a report published by Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPeSA), the country is pioneering the offshore BPO value proposition, with South Africa named ‘Offshore destination of the year’ at the 2016 Global Sourcing Association awards in […]

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3 Contact Centre Property Solutions for BPO Companies in Cape Town

Throughout July 2017, we have highlighted the significant importance of BPOs (Business, Process and Outsourcing companies) in the Cape Town real estate market. Our Street Smart report found that many of South Africa’s International BPO firms have based themselves in Cape Town, with the Mother City’s office market best aligning with the value proposition of […]

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Top 3 E-Commerce Warehousing Solutions for 2017

  With Cape Town known as the E-commerce hub of South Africa, the industrial real estate market has seen a subsequent increase in demand for E-commerce focused warehousing solutions. Real estate strategies need to accommodate the industry’s unique requirements such as last-mile delivery, efficient inventory management solutions and the capacity to handle high volume traffic. […]

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Report: The Impact of E-Commerce on Cape Town Real Estate

As more South African consumers start to shop from their living room couch, E-commerce brands are increasingly offering more value in the form of variety, delivery options and services – all with a focus on convenience. Whilst E-commerce still accounts for a fraction of total retail sales in South Africa, the industry is already influencing the real estate market in significant […]

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Same-day Deliveries Driving E-Commerce Warehousing Solutions

The Cape Town industrial real estate market is seeing an increased demand for warehouse solutions driven by E-commerce, with a focus on same-day delivery. As the customer base for online retail grows steadily in South Africa, real estate requirements are shifting focus from the storefront to logistics. Driven by growing customer service expectations, real estate […]

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Report: The Impact of Serviced Office Space on Cape Town Commercial Real Estate

Today there are as many as 13 providers of Serviced Office Space in Cape Town – most of them running at near full capacity. The significant rise in demand for serviced office solutions in The Mother City has impacted the market in various ways, including the location- and workplace strategies of both local and international companies. Best described as a blend […]

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Is Hot Desking Appropriate for Your Business?

  Activity-based work environments or ‘hot desking’ is fast becoming a preferred approach to office fit out and work place solutions for many companies. Designed around pocket areas of activity or concentration, staff continuously move around different work environments that best suits their needs throughout the day. The trend is motivated by the working preferences […]

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