Just like startups that seek to fuse enterprise SaaS and data are hard, so is attempting proptech in an under-funded, under-sized, business unfriendly market. Is it impossible? No. but it will be easier if you know the pitfalls upfront, and can plan for them
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We have seen more CRE website failures than we should have. These failures are expensive, time consuming and terrible for the reputation of those involved. Here is our stab at laying out the pitfalls. We unpack where things go wrong, but, most importantly provide, in our opinion, the questions to ask and actions to take to avoid failure.
“Evil prevails when good men stand by and do nothing”. Here is our attempt, for CRE industry outsiders in South Africa, at “pulling back the veil” on our industry. The more informed you as customer are, the easier it is to identify and work with ethical and honourable CRE professionals. Excellent service from skilled, passionate CRE professionals means better outcomes for you, and boosts your perception of our industry.
Data analytics is yet another new age buzzword that agitates eye rolling and yawns. Our belief: it has been unnecessarily complicated. The principles are intuitive and probably in use by you already. This piece simply empowers you with words and examples. Read on, and realise that you’re actually a data analytics champion now.
Geospatial is a new age buzzword that may seem either intimidating or irrelevant – possibly both. In reading this, you will realise its approaches and solutions are intuitive to you – the below simply gives you the words. At its heart, geospatial is an accessible tool and perspective for solving previously complex problems.
These are stressful times for South Africa – where we are seeing the very best and worst of human behaviour. A panel of some of SA’s top commercial real estate (CRE) industry professionals gathered on Wednesday 15 April 20 to collaborate and plot a way forward through the weeks and months ahead. This is a summary of the 75 minute session.
In this high risk article we try provide guidance on those industry advances expected in Africa in 2020. (We also “mark our homework” on our bets for 2019). We hope that you, as reader, gain strategic advantage in our attempts at commercial real estate industry “crystal balling”!
Don’t know what you don’t know. Me too! Well at least that was the case before I tried writing this article. To save you time, here I condense and share my learnings about fibre. Hope you find this efficient summary of info enlightening and helpful.
An efficient snapshot of South Africa’s office property market as at October 2019 – using, as a proxy for the larger industry, the performance of three blue chip nodes in Johannesburg. We also reveal two new-to-industry metrics: average space density, and performance by owner type.