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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Baker Street Serviced Office Report

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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3 Benefits of Consolidating Warehouse Operations

  Companies are under greater pressure than ever before to be more efficient, lean and agile in order to remain competitive and sustainable. Consolidation is a popular strategy which has gained significant momentum in the industrial real estate market in South Africa. The trend is particularly evident among companies seek to rationalize their existing footprint […]

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Cape Town Office Market Report Q4 2016 Vacancies

Cape Town Office Market set for Rental Growth in 2017

  Cape Town Office Market Q4 2016  | Highlights from the report: Global confidence in the City of Cape Town has reflected in two global rankings, getting the city off to a positive start in 2017. Cape Town featured in the Financial Mail’s FDI Intelligence report, ranking 21 in the world for its FDI strategy, […]

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The Importance of FICA in SA Commercial Real Estate

  The administration associated with lease and sale agreements in commercial real estate carries significant risk and responsibilities. In South Africa, the real estate industry is governed by an industry body named the Estate Agency Affairs Board of South Africa (or EAAB) who strictly enforces the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (or FICA). […]

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New Development Plans for Cape Town’s Church Square

  Cape Town CBD has enjoyed significant attention from major developers, landlords and investors in recent years contributing to the Mother City’s status as most desirable central business district in South Africa. Following the successful rejuvenation of various precincts in the inner city, the historic Church Square has also undergone significant changes having transformed into […]

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