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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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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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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 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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3 Tips on Expanding an International Company into Cape Town

  Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of assisting a number of international companies to expand their business into South Africa. Accessing a new market significantly overlaps with real estate strategy, identified by JLL as one of the top four factors motivating location decisions. Therefore, real estate strategy should align with business strategy and […]

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2016 State of Claremont Report

  Baker Street Properties welcomes the recent publication of the 2016 State of Claremont Report by the Claremont Improvement District Company (CIDC). The document provides owners, occupiers and investors with a comprehensive overview of development trends and key market indicators of this prime commercial node in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. Highlights from the report: A […]

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2016 Q3 Cape Town Office Market Report

Highlights from the Cape Town Office Market Report Q3 2016: Total office accommodation has seen a marginal increase of just 3.3% y/y from Q3 2015, despite numerous new building completions. The lack of new entries into the market suggests that demand is limited, therefore, landlords are competing for existing occupiers. Both Grade A and Grade […]

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