Reducing real estate occupancy costs through efficient space utilisation

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Real estate and facilities represent a major expense on the profit and loss line of the budgets of corporates and often involve long term commitments. As such, in Nigeria in particular, the annual rental rate is the key unit of measurement and corporates and their appointed agents spend most of their time during lease negotiations […]

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Flexibility in (Real Estate) Payment Plan

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It’s just good business to offer your customers options for making payments. These options can include payment plans using credit or debit cards, online payments, checks, cash, loan, money orders, automatic withdrawals or western union to acquire services or products. “People tend to resist that which is forced upon them. People tend to support that […]

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With the right strategy, Africa remains the destination of the future

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The inaugural JLL Africa Connects held in Johannesburg in April 2016 was attended by property professionals from Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa. During the sessions I was able to ascertain that Africa is a continent which has a multitude of countries with different laws, cultures and ways of doing business. […]

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Breaking the Myths around Sustainability

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What is sustainability? “When you hear sustainability, what comes to mind?” This question framed the conversation during the first JLL Real Estate Master Class hosted last week in collaboration with the Harvard Business School Alumni Association, at The Wheat Baker. The topic – Delivering Value through Collaborative Working and Sustainability. “Expensive!”, “The ability to sustain”, […]

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