Where have all the stairs gone?

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Staircases can be architectural masterpieces. Spiralling and snaking through buildings, or providing a grand entrance, they have the potential to be a topic of conversation and a meeting point for discussion and collaboration. In Johannesburg, the Rand Club, built and founded in the late 1800s, has an inspiring central staircase that leads members to the […]

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The changing role of the CRE team

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The evolution of data has transformed a once-reactive CRE role into a proactive, decision-influencing responsibility that can impact business performance. The availability and quality of real estate data and analytics at our disposal can be a vital factor in assisting C-suite executives to make important capital investment decisions, with an emphasis on maximising productivity and […]

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Global real estate transparency

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JLL’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) provides the world’s most comprehensive country comparisons to allow real estate investors, developers and corporate occupiers to evaluate the complexities and risks associated with operating or investing in foreign markets. Launched in 1999 and now in its 9th edition, the GRETI covers real estate performance measurement, data availability, […]

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A perspective on the Sub-Saharan Africa Integrated Facilities Management market

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Outsourced Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) is reportedly the fastest growing industry in Europe, Asia, America and Australasia and this international trend is echoed in the sub-Saharan market. IFM is an enabling solution that frees client resources from the non-core activities of an organisation, promoting more efficient management and resulting in improved quality of service delivery […]

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Global technology companies entering the Nigerian market

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Nigeria remains a viable investment destination among leading global corporates despite a number of challenges that Africa’s largest economy continues to grapple with. The sheer size of its constantly growing population, its expanding middle class and vast human and natural resources mean that many corporates the world over continue to cast their eyes upon the […]

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