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

This blog post was updated on 11 October, 2017.  Companies are under greater pressure than ever before to be more efficient, lean and agile to remain competitive and sustainable. Consolidation is a popular strategy which has gained significant momentum in the industrial real estate market in Cape Town. The trend is particularly evident among companies […]

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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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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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South Africa Inward Migration Map

South African Semigration Trends Fueling Cape Town Property Values & Rentals

The Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West. The area has welcomed a significant number of new residents from Gauteng in recent years. Image credit – Wikimedia Commons A number of families have relocated to Cape Town from other South African provinces in recent years, with lifestyle and governance noted as primary motivating factors. The trend is […]

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New Cape Town property developments to watch out for in 2017/2018

New property developments in Cape Town’s main commercial nodes continue the focus on lifestyle and mixed-use properties. Century City and the V&A Waterfront remain The Mother City’s two highest growing mixed-use nodes, positioning themselves with superior lifestyle amenities, convenience and security. In-line with the City of Cape Town’s socio-economic development plan on densification, developers are […]

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ZaiLab Leading Change in the BPO Industry

Ever wondered why the 10th floor of Cape Town’s tallest building looks different to the rest of the property at night? It’s the unique lighting system of software- and hardware-development company ZaiLab – an emerging leader in the design of innovative contact-centre and communications solutions. Portside is home to the company’s African operation, with its […]

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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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