Movers and shakers wanting to make their way in the business world do it in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s situated in the wealthiest province in the country, so the incentive for business owners to set up and rent out office space there is high.
There is plenty of opportunity amidst a range of style, size and location options and those looking for office space to rent can do so online, faster and easier than ever before. In addition, interest rates show no sign of dropping in the short-term so the property trend at the southern tip of Africa continues to favour rentals.
The Sandton central business district, which is home to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is pivotal to companies that operate in the financial and investment sector in particular, will soon see new office developments being built while others enter a renovation phase. This bodes well for ensuring capacity for the increased demand in office rentals.
West Street, Sandown Valley Crescent and Sandhurst Office Park are already under development while the Village Walk refurbishment is likely to open up more office rental potential within the next five years.
The Gautrain rapid transit railway system has done much to improve the speed and efficiency of doing business in the area by providing easier access to Sandton, especially from the airport. Because ‘time is money’, office rentals in this affluent suburb make sense from an economic and practical point of view. Renting office space in the appropriate area is a step in the right direction when the work ethic is all about closing the next deal.
Business need not be confined to office space however. Rent it by all means and use it as a base but workers can benefit by escaping to a nearby coffee bar for an informal meeting or a swish restaurant to entertain a prospective client or to celebrate a new acquisition.
Of course the way you do business depends on the corporate image you want to project, the type of clients you want to attract and the nature of your business. Some clients like the idea of a boardroom consultation so take that into consideration when looking for office space to rent. Location, location, location – the address does count. Consult a property broker to help you find the right space to suit your needs.